African American Honor Roll Celebration

Students honored for Academic Excellence

Honorroll.jpgBy Wade Woods

Last week at Third Baptist Church over 500 students who achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or better were honored by the San Francisco Alliance of Black Educators. These students came from elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, charter schools and special schools from all parts of the city.
This is an annual affair that the Alliance puts on every year. The San Francisco Alliance of Black Educators is an alliance of educators from diverse fields and affiliated with the National Alliance of Black School educators.
The organization is dedicated to facilitating the educational growth and attainment of skills by African American students in order to insure their academic success. The goal of the organization is to “Make education the number one priority in the African American Community.”
The students were greeted by San Francisco School Board member Kim-Shree Maufas and Assistant to the Superintendent Mr. Hoover Liddell. The purpose and history of the celebration was presented by Louis Garrett, Sr., President Emeritus of the Alliance. Libations were handled by Michael “Chappie” Grice. Students read poetry, essays and performed musical selections. There was a special presentation of Kente Cloth and Candlelight Ceremony for the 39 students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average.
The Rev. Dr. Amos c. Brown was the guest speaker.