LEXINGTON, Ky. (5/3/13)— Quiera Chambers of Tates Creek High School was named the 2013 Youth Achiever of the Year at the YMCA of Central Kentucky Black Achievers’ awards program. Several other Fayette County students also received scholarships based on their Black Achievers’ senior packet score, number of years and attendance in the program, GPA and ACT scores:
–Bryan Station High School – Curtis Francis, Tamera Glover, Isaiah Lewis, Shaleigha Richard and Ismael Webb.
–Henry Clay High School – Mariah May.
–Lafayette High School – Dariane Lyle.
–Paul Laurence Dunbar High School – Ataria Miller.
–Tates Creek High School – Jaylen Beatty, Quiera Chambers, Gabrielle Christian, Tatiyana Dean, Kayla Denton, Michelle Fee, Nia Johnson, Nakia Ridgeway and Jaletha Smoak.
The 28th annual awards ceremony was April 27 at the Embassy Suites. The keynote speaker was Shawn Harper, a former professional football player, motivational speaker and CEO of Bridge Builders International Inc., who emphasized “we are not born winners or losers – we’re all born choosers!”
“We again were given the opportunity to showcase our seniors, volunteers and program supporters on a night filled with the theme of ‘Achieving the Dream.’ I am very thankful for our planning committee’s efforts in making it a wonderful evening,” said program director Roxanne Brown.
The YMCA Black Achievers is an educational and cultural enrichment program that prepares middle and high school students for college. It connects students with positive adult role models in the community and exposes them to career and social opportunities that are not readily available. For more details, call (859) 367-7334.
Information provided by Tammy Lane
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