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Urban League salutes black scholars

By: Daily Record Staff//June 15, 2010

Urban League salutes black scholars

By: Daily Record Staff//June 15, 2010//

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The Urban League of Rochester on Tuesday honored local high school seniors at its 31st annual Salute to Black Scholars recognition dinner at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

The program celebrated the academic achievements of 341 students graduating from 51 high schools in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties. All Black Scholars maintained a B or better average throughout their four years of high school. Many also received scholarships.

About 800 students, parents, scholarship presenters and school personnel were expected to attend. Featured speaker was Lesli Myers, former Urban League Black Scholar and graduate of Pittsford Mendon High School, now Ithaca City School District’s assistant superintendent for Student Support Services.
Urban League President and CEO William G. Clark, joined by a number of special guests, celebrated the youths’ accomplishments. Former mayor and co-founder of the Salute to Black Scholars program William A. Johnson Jr. also attended, along with representatives from the Rochester City and Victor Central School districts.

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