"A Tribute to Women of Color" (ATWOC) will recognize 29 Anne Arundel County students at its 21st annual luncheon, including nine from schools serving Odenton and Severn.
ATWOC honors students who contribute to the community and are successful academically.
According to a release, more than 140 students applied for the this year’s Future Leader Awards, which are designed to encourage and inspire high school students with minority backgrounds to continue their roles as student leaders.
ATWOC will honor 16 girls and 13 boys at the luncheon on March 2 held at La Fontaine Bleue in Glen Burnie. Honorees include students from Old Mill, Arundel and Meade High School, among others throughout the county.
“Our students are talented and work extremely hard to be well-rounded young people. They deserve to be recognized,” schools Superintendent Kevin Maxwell said in a press release. “We count on organizations like this to show our students how valuable they are to our community and our future.”
Students will receive monetary gifts or scholarships that are sponsored by groups such as the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Anne Arundel Medical Center and the Har-Pearl Spruill Foundation, Inc., as well as private donors from the community. Specific awards will be revealed at the luncheon.
Representing 10 comprehensive county public high schools and one private school, this year’s A Tribute to Women of Color Future Leader Award recipients are:
- Larnell Thomas, Arundel High School
- Tierra Coates, Arundel High School
- Shawnneil Kegler, Arundel High School
- Caisey Moore, Arundel High School
- Aarushi Parikh, Arundel High School
- Leah Banks, Meade High School
- Tykeyria Green, Meade High School
- Ryan Bell, Old Mill High School
- Khaliyah Carter, Old Mill High School
- Ebony Acton, Annapolis High School
- Patrick Anderson, Chesapeake High School
- Kameron Beans, Broadneck High School
- Tre’von Calhoun, Annapolis High School
- Brandi Dailey, North County High School
- Aaron Edmond, Chesapeake High School
- Ikea Johnson, Annapolis High School
- Kiara Johnson, Severna Park High School
- Moli Karsalia, Chesapeake High School
- Muhammad Khan, North County High School
- Casey Kohler, Annapolis High School
- Jasmyn Mackell, Annapolis High School
- Arrington Matthews, Southern High School
- Xavier McNeil, North County High School
- Mariah Moon, Annapolis High School
- Justin Noel, St. Mary’s High School
- Bakari Powell, South River High School
- Trequell Rice, North County High School
- Sierra Spence, North County High School
- Gary Wallace, Severna Park High School