In celebration of Black History Month, Westmoreland County Community College held an awards ceremony and reception for outstanding African-American high school students at its Youngwood campus.
Students were recognized for outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, community service and performing arts.
In attendance were high school representatives and approximately 28 students and their families representing 10 schools including Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center, Greater Latrobe, Greensburg Salem, Hempfield, Jeannette, Kiski, Monessen, Mount Pleasant, Norwin and Valley.
Dr. Adriel Hilton, dean of students and diversity officer at Seton Hill University, was the keynote speaker for the event, which was sponsored by the Westmoreland County Community College Black Awareness Committee.
The honorees are:
Central Westmoreland Career & Technology Center and Norwin
- Kiaura G. Vargo Academic (CWCTC)
- Nia L. Armstrong Academic & Athletic (Norwin)
- Genesis B. Nelson Academic & Performing Arts (Norwin)
- Emilee D. Mottle Academic
- Zachary A. Carroll Performing Arts
- Kaley L. Lazere Academic
- Shaleena M. Garner Academic
- Jalen Page Athletic
- Zachary M. Galdo Community Service
- Wade L. Spruill-McCoy Performing Arts
- Makayla C. Harr Academic
- Alexis T. Tshibaka Community Service
- Banner Reed Performing Arts
- Jada Bass Academic & Performing Arts
- Imani Sanders Athletic
- Daizha M. Kozinko Community Service
- Mason R. Clayton Athletic & Performing
- Daija J. Grogan Academic
- Dawayne M. Howell Athletic
- Rayna S. Winston Community Service
- Niesha J. Patton Academic
- Jasmine C. Nicklow Community Service
- Elijah M. Wilson Performing Arts
- Hanna M. Clarke Academic
- Vaun L. Ross Athletic
- Ayame J. Hayden Community Service
- Adam J. Richardson Performing Arts