Local students inducted into National Urban League National Achievers Society

| June 4, 2014
Part of this year’s inductees into the National Urban League’s National Achievers Society stand with Fort Wayne Urban League Director of Youth Services JJ Foster during an induction service at Turner Chapel AME Church.

Part of this year’s inductees into the National Urban League’s National Achievers Society stand with Fort Wayne Urban League Director of Youth Services JJ Foster during an induction service at Turner Chapel AME Church.

FORT WAYNE—Some of the city’s brightest were center stage last week when the Fort Wayne Urban League inducted  more than two dozen young people into the National Urban League’s National Achiever Society.

This year,  the Society honored 27 local middle and high school students from both city and county  schools during a ceremony at Turner Chapel AME  Church, with a number of local dignitaries on hand to congratulate them. The students also  were given dinner prepared by Classic Café prior to the ceremony.

“The primary goal of the National Achievers Society is to increase the number of minority students who are prepared and qualified to enter colleges, universities and the workforce,” said JJ Foster, director of Youth Services for the Fort Wayne Urban League. “By identifying, nurturing, and creating an environment in which motivation soars for young minorities, we are helping to improve their academic achievement.”

National Achievers are recognized for their outstanding academic achievements.  Their scholastic achievements qualify them to apply for membership in the National Achievers Society an academic society of the National Urban League. Because they have a G.P.A. of 2.7 (7.0 in some schools) or higher, they are eligible to participate in special programs and events sponsored by the Fort Wayne Urban League, as well as gain insight into national scholarships for minority scholars, explained Foster.

This year’s local National Achievement Society inductees are:

• Alex Allen—Leo High School, 9th grade;

• Enzi Blasio—Homestead High School, 9th grade;

• Darrian Davidson—Memorial Park Middle School, 6th grade;

• Ricardo Escamilla—New Haven High School, 10th grade;

• Nkiruka Ezeakudo—Homestead, 10th grade;

• Jerris Franklin—Leo High School, 9th grade;

• Alexia Garn—New Haven High School, 10th grade;

• Nariya Jackson—Memorial Park Middle School, 7th grade;

• Nourachia Jackson—Snider High School, 11th grade;

• Alexis Jiles—New Haven High School, 9th grade;

• Angelica Johnson—Snider High School, 11th grade;

• McKenzie Jones—Memorial Park Middle School, 8th grade;

• Trinity Jones—Homestead High School, 10th grade;

• Anaiah Lee—Blackhawk Middle School, 6th grade;

• Sarah Leone—Homestead High School, 11th grade;

• Laura Long—Homestead High School, 11th grade;

• Madison McConahay—Homestead High School, 9th grade;

• Adrianna McNab—Snider High School, 9th grade;

• KeShawn Moore—New Haven High School, 9th grade;

• Madison Moore—Homestead High School, 11th grade;

• Naomi Robinson—Thurgood Marshall Academy, 7th grade;

• Cassandra Stith—Leo High School, 9th grade;

• StaShanna Thomas-Morris—Lane Middle School, 8th grade;

• Eric Underwood—New Haven High School, 11th grade;

• Valerie Valenciano—New Haven High School, 10th grade;

• Chai Wang—New Haven High School, 10th grade.

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