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5-8 Civic Coalition for Minority Affairs to Honor 90 African and African-American Students


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For Immediate Release:
May 5, 2016
For more information, contact the Dept. of School and Community Relations at 703-228-6004 www.apsva.us
  
 Civic Coalition for Minority Affairs to Honor 90 African and African-American Students
 
The Civic Coalition for Minority Affairs will honor 90 African and African-American students in its 24th annual Awards Ceremony at 7 p.m. on tonight, Thu, May 5 in the main auditorium of the Career Center. (816 South Walter Reed Dr.)

The key-note speaker for the occasion will be Dr. Kristi Murphy, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources. Murphy has been the Director of Special Education, Parent Resource Center, SEPTA, ASEAC. She began advocating for the educational needs of children through various leadership roles and positions at the school and county-wide levels.

The Civic Coalition for Minority Affairs is a council of representatives from civic, religious and social organizations of Northern Virginia. Committed to excellence in education, the group endeavors to foster high academic achievement through its annual awards ceremony honoring high achieving African and African-American students in 5th, 8th and 11th grades in the Arlington Public Schools.

Member organizations include: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc., Langston-Brown Civic Association, Lomax A.M.E. Zion Church, Mt Salvation Baptist Church, Mt Zion Baptist Church and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Our Lady Queen of Peace.

Elementary School Awardees
Yosief Abraham; Kennedy Achugamonu; Hamzah Ali; Sabrin Alshawafi; Jason Arrington; Jalayah Chatman; Brendon Christian; Aminata Davis; Bithaniya Fisseha; Khalid Hamid; Hope Maobelem; Sitota Mesfin; Kweisi Mfume; Lukas Nawrocki; Emran Noraga; Marcus Russell; Tierra Russell; Tsion Sahle; Layal Shemsedin; Caitlin Smith; Efrata Terefe; Imani Tigney

Middle School Awardees
Lula Abdu; Timinte Abraham; Kristen Alleyne; Galilee Ambellu; Camille Ashe; Kalkidan Ausink; Yonatan Belihu; Delina Berhane; Samara Cathirell; Trinity Chambers-Puryear; Kiera Collins-Joseph; Cameron Cummins-Smith; Aaliyah Dade; Joel Daniel; Agasi Desta; Alisha Foster; Deleini Froyze; Takier George; Zion Gladden; Xaviar Goodman; Matthew Goodwin; Netsanet Gurmu; Mia Hakken; Chelsie Harris; Ethan Hemmings; Rohan Van Heyningen; Ishaq Ishaq; Charlotte Joyner; Camille Lewis; Jihad Mahgoub; Marva McGowan-Jones; Isaiah Mefford; Ruth Mekonnen; Matthewos Mesfin; Moada Mohamed; Eman Noraga; Frances Osugi; Addison Phelps; John Pius; Jayson Poland; Sophia Radday; Koloina Razafindandy; Kidus Sebil; Hosana Seyoum; Ashton Taylor; Jade Taylor; Tariq Thomas; Justin-Patrick Thomas-Fischer; Summer Williams; Noh Woldeyesus

High School Awardees
Ananiya Admassu; Abenazer Bayou; Maria Bekono; Alana Ceesay; Christian Clark; Nicholas Conklu; Kurubell Gebremedhin; Blake Jones; Yordanos Kassa; Justin McMahan; Wisam Mustafa; Peace Pius; Joel Rosa; Jordan Simpson; Heaven Swinson; Malcolm Taylor; Biruktawit Tibebe; Haben Yosief
 

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