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Glen Cove Alumni For Youth Inc. gives laptops to high school seniors

OULIMATA BA Special to the AmNews | 6/6/2012, 4:49 p.m.
Glen Cove Alumni For Youth Inc. gives laptops to high school seniors

The Glen Cove Alumni For Youth Inc., a non-profit dedicated to empowering the African-American community, gave their Howard Davis Sr. Scholarship award to four graduates at Glen Cove High School's Senior Awards Ceremony in Glen Cove, New York.

At the ceremony, held last Thursday, awards were presented to Da-Keem Williams, Stephan Stephens, Jacubb Coleman, and Yadiah Letellier. Each student received a plaque and a laptop for college use.

The plaques were given to the students for "exhibiting excellence in academics as well as leadership qualities which made Howard Davis Sr. a champion in our community," said a press release from Alumni For Youth Inc. "We welcome your commitment to our community accepting responsibility and challenges going forward."

Alumni For Youth Inc. named the award after the late Howard "Johnnie" Davis Sr., who was an advisor, educator and community leader for Alumni For Youth Inc. This is the third time the non-profit awarded the scholarship.

Alumni For Youth Inc. showed their appreciation to Glen Cove High School Principle Dr. Joseph Hinton and staff for giving them the opportunity to present their award: "We were very happy with the way it was done at Glen Cove," said David Hubbard, president of Alumni For Youth Inc in a press release.

In September, Alumni For Youth Inc. will also hold pre-college workshops to give the students an idea of what to expect before they go to college.