Forty-five students who scored in the top 12 percent of all students attending Youngstown City Schools were the recipients of the African Pyramid Scholars Award at a special awards program sponsored by The Campaign for African American Achievement and The Center for Community Empowerment at New Bethel Baptist Church.
The students were recognized for having maintained a 3.0 grade-point average or higher for the 2012-13 school year by receiving a Certificate of Excellence and being inducted into the organizations’ Achievement Society.
The purpose of the African Pyramid Scholars Award is to “promote educational excellence by providing leadership and resources for the development of an appropriate curriculum that will allow Standard English Learners to acquire proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, comprehension, understanding and writing, thus allowing them to function successfully [both socially and academically].”
More than 250 parents, family members, friends and community members attended the awards program to support these academically-talented students.
The schools and their recipients:
Chaney: Sabrina Allen, Rodraneia Anderson, Brianne Bankston, Sarina Chatman, Corbin Croom, Tyrone Curry, Calisa Jackson, Tatiaunna Jones, Ryan McKinney, Nicholas Mostella, Erica Pryor, Janay Robinson and LaRazia Tolbert.
East: Cassandra Byers, Yassmine Calhoun, Destiny Casey, Cephren Copeland, D’Yana Green, Olivia Hamlett, Shaunice Hill, Hannah-Barbra Hooper, Denzel Mack, Sir’Taishia Johnson, Kayla Mitchell, Jabraya Moore, J’von Morton and Deja Sellers
Youngstown Early College: Rodraneia Anderson, Brianne Bankston, Anjanae Billingsley, James Copeland, Markesha Driver, John Fitzgerald, Shyann Green, Jo’Vohna Hughes, Angela Johnson, Lily Johnson, Mark Lynch, Dez’Jheaun Nix, Des’Jahnique Perry, Jordan Rawl, Lamar Robinson, Torri Session, Syesha Shaw and Gabrianna Suber.