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Celebrating Black excellence in our high schools

The second Black Excellence Award Celebration took place June 7 at Carrboro High School. It was truly a beautiful and inspiring event that allowed us to acknowledge and honor the remarkable achievements of our Black students in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

Students in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades who maintained a 3.0 or higher GPA were celebrated, and a remarkable 131 Black students met this level of academic achievement.

The event served as a powerful reminder of the brilliance that resides within our community because the youth participated in parts of the celebration.

NAACP Youth Council members Nevaeh’ Hodge, Joyah Horton and Myles Jackson assisted with the welcome, introductions and meal grace. Pristine Onuoha delivered a powerful message to the audience on the topic of goals.

Students who were present had their name called, received a certificate and a $15 Target gift card. Everyone present enjoyed a meal.

This second-annual celebration is a collaboration between the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Equity & Engagement Division and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Education Committee.

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