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Gloryland awards luncheon — Gloryland Educational Resource Center held its annual awards luncheon and silent auction July 29 at Boudreaux’s. Shown are, from left, Carolyn Dillon, Shunta White-Whalum, Toni Singleton, Nina Jack, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, the Rev. Rayford T. Iglehart, Erika Green, Chauncy Collins, Joycelyn Green and Michael Adams.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO FROM JOYCELYN GREEN

Gloryland Educational Resource Center held its annual awards luncheon and silent auction July 29 at Boudreaux’s. Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome was guest speaker.

Award recipients included Glenda Brown, Community Service Award, and Arlene Franklin, Volunteer Service Award. Scholastic Achievers awarded were: Malia Dogan, Holy Family School; Tony Gray, Westdale Middle; Tyson Gray, Glen Oaks Park Elementary; Keitrick Richard, Ryan Elementary; Dareon Verret, Baton Rouge Magnet High; and J’Sean Whalum, Southern University Laboratory School.

Graduates recognized were Deondre Augustine, Dutchtown High School; Dondré Dobbins, Texas Southern University; Cristin Glover, Southern University; Calvin Jack, Prairieville Middle; Kolin Netter, Cedarcrest Southmoor Elementary; Jasmine Reed, Scotlandville Magnet High; and Tiaghie Wilson, Madison Preparatory Academy.

Graduating high school scholarship recipients earned $1,000 scholarships. Tia Gray, daughter of Gia Gray Washington, is a graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet High and was accepted to LSU majoring in chemical engineering. Kristian Howard, daughter of Kenneth and Tynitel Howard, is a graduate of Christian Life Academy and was accepted to Southeastern Louisiana University majoring in chemistry with a concentration in forensic science. Mi’Anjel Jack, daughter of Melvin and Nina Jack, is a graduate of Dutchtown High School and was accepted to Xavier University in New Orleans majoring in neuroscience. Renee Lucas, daughter of Ray and Wanda Lucas, is a graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet High and was accepted to LSU Honors College majoring in mass communication. Peyton Matthew, daughter of Veronica Matthew, is a graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet High and was accepted to LSU majoring in architectural engineering.

Gloryland board members are Erika Green, president; Toni Singleton, vice president; Nina Jack, secretary; Al Ridley, treasurer; Rodney Coates, Chauncy Collins, Carolyn Dillon, Shunta White-Whalum and Joycelyn Green, executive director. Other program participants were Timeka Seals and Ebony Ward, Scholarship Committee chair and co-chair; Michael Adams, Gloryland Baptist Church board chairman; and the Rev. Rayford T. Iglehart, Gloryland Baptist Church pastor.

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