Dream Keeper Award Ceremony Will Feature Areia Cobb

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Over 100 students will be honored at the Annual Dream Keeper Awards Ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m.  Every year African American students in grades 7 thru 12 who earn at least a 3.0 g.p.a. for the first two reporting periods are acknowledged as “Dream Keepers”. 

Usually this recognition occurs on the actual M. L. King Day in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights advocate who placed great emphasis on education.  This year, because M.L. King Day coincides with the Presidential Inauguration, organizers decided to delay the program by one week to allow for locals from the Bradley County NAACP, the 100 Black Men of Bradley County, and Lee University, who are instrumental in planning the Dream Keeper Award Ceremony, to attend the Inaugural Ceremony in Washington DC.  

The special guest speaker is Areia Cobb, wife of local high school football standout, Kevin Cobb.  Mrs. Cobb attained a B.A. in Mass Media Arts – Radio/T.V./Film from Morris Brown College.  She is a published children’s book author and resides in Atlanta.  Her first book is entitled “My Kind of Me.” 

The program will begin at 4 p.m. at Lee University’s Dixon Center.  All students are asked to arrive no later than 3:45 p.m.  Students being honored should have received a letter from their school guidance counselor.  If there are concerns about students not receiving a letter, please contact your school guidance counselor. 

The Dream Keeper Award was established by the Bradley County Minister’s Fellowship many years ago and Rev. Aubrey Ector, the founding member, is still very active today.  The public is invited to celebrate the academic accomplishment of these students. 

For more information about the Dream Keeper Award Ceremony, contact RaSharon King at 987-3356.


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