THREE CHEERS; Praising Our Teens

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THREE CHEERS; Praising Our Teens


Here are two excellent examples of high-achieving teenagers that deserve cheers this week.

Three Duval County high school students have won academic scholarship awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program.

The three, according to a news release, were:

- Bryan R. Lockwood, William M. Raines High School.

- Kaylie D. McGregor, Stanton College Preparatory School.

- Alphonso K. Wilson, Robert E. Lee High School.

More than 160,000 African-American students had competed for the scholarships, but only 800 were chosen.

It speaks well of the three Duval County students that they were among the small group to be selected.

TEENAGERS HELPFUL

Special recognition goes to nearly three dozen out-of-state teenagers who converged on Duval County recently to help one of this area's most cherished nonprofit organizations, the Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM).

The volunteers were from Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown, Ky., and First Baptist Church of Jesup, Ga.

They organized food and school supplies that BEAM plans to give to the needy, a news release says. …

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