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.