NCNW, Savannah Section, Announces Mary McLeod Bethune Essay Contest Winners for Spring 2019

Row 1- Left to Right Denise Turner 3rd place, Alyssa Shelton 2nd place, NailLathan Kaymore 1st place, Tremaine Williams honorable mention, and Kayonna Mitchell honorable mention. Row 2- Left to Right Carrie Howard, NCNW, Life Member, Kai C. Walker, NCNW Member, Ms. Tina Hayward, Teacher at A.B. Williams, Betty Lasseter, NCNW, First Vice-President & Life Member, Susan Ambrose, Principal at A.B. Williams, Dr. Brenda Logan, NCNW member & Chair of Essay Committee, Annette Mitchell, NCNW member, Omie Flournoy, NCNW, Charter Member and Beatrice Campbell, NCNW, Life Member
Row 1- Left to Right Denise Turner 3rd place, Alyssa Shelton 2nd place, NailLathan Kaymore 1st place, Tremaine Williams honorable mention, and Kayonna Mitchell honorable mention. Row 2- Left to Right Carrie Howard, NCNW, Life Member, Kai C. Walker, NCNW Member, Ms. Tina Hayward, Teacher at A.B. Williams, Betty Lasseter, NCNW, First Vice-President & Life Member, Susan Ambrose, Principal at A.B. Williams, Dr. Brenda Logan, NCNW member & Chair of Essay Committee, Annette Mitchell, NCNW member, Omie Flournoy, NCNW, Charter Member and Beatrice Campbell, NCNW, Life Member

The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) is a council of 39 national affiliates and community-based sections. Founded in 1935, the NCNW’s mission is to support African-American women through their families and communities by enhancing them through research, community services, and issues pertaining to health, education, and economics.

The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. is pleased to honor three winning fifth grade students at Andrea B. Williams Elementary School under the leadership of Principal Susan Ambrose. The Savannah Section offers this opportunity yearly to fifth graders. The topic for the Mary McLeod Bethune Essay deadline on April 26, 2019 was, “What programs or activities would you implement to improve student success in your school?”

The placements were as follows: 1st place winner, NaiLathan Kaymore; 2nd place winner, Alyssa Shelton; and 3rd place winner, Denise Turner. The honorable mention participants were Tremaine Williams and Kayonna Mitchell. The winners and honorable mention participants received certificates in conjunction with, $50 for first place, $25 for second place, $15 for third place, and $5 for each participant. Winners also earned trophies.

Dr. Brenda Logan, Chair, Ms. Cynthia Stephens, President of NCNW, Committee Members- Mrs. Betty Lasseter, Mrs. JoAnn James, and Ms. Kai C. Walker of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., the Savannah section, presented students with their awards at the final school assembly at 10:00 a.m. on May 17, 2019.

Submitted by Dr. Brenda Logan, Chair of the Mary McLeod Bethune Essay Contest for NCNW and Ms. Cynthia Stephens, President of the NCNW, the Savannah section

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