Atlanta, GA, March 14, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Colored Rocks Foundation will honor 12 seniors from high schools throughout Georgia on March 15, 2014 at the Carter Presidential Center. The introduction of the 12 winners of the 2014 Colored Rocks Prize will take place in the Upper Rotunda.
The 2014 class of Colored Rocks comes from as far away as Hinesville and Donalsonville, Georgia. Honorees also represent Dublin, Macon, Lithonia, Snellville, Powder Springs and Hoschton. Four honorees reside in Atlanta.
This interesting class of Colored Rocks includes a Posse (4-year full ride) Scholar, a first chair viola player, two CEO’s of nonprofit organizations, three senior class presidents, one student body president, and a blogger for the Huffington Post.
One premise of the award is that the honorees must do something to help develop their struggling peers. They are doing everything from translating school newsletters into Spanish to get Spanish-speaking parents more involved with the school, to enlisting an entire school of 8th graders to mentor the school’s 7th graders, to providing students with positive role models of young people making change.
This is the third year the foundation has awarded the Colored Rocks Prize to outstanding ethnic male students. The goal of the foundation is to shine a brilliant light on distinguished male students of color and use them as role models and mentors to develop their struggling peers in efforts to improve the high school graduation rate among this group.
Complete List of 2014 Colored Rocks Prize Honorees (Contact us for bios)
Miguel Arroyo, Lakeside High School, Atlanta
Troy Ashe, Dublin High School, Dublin
Abel Belete, Carver School of the Arts, Atlanta
Qualon Bobbitt, Arabia Mountain High School, Lithonia
James Brannon, Seminole County High School, Donalsonville
Aaron Brown, Hillgrove High School, Powder Springs
Nicholas Carter, Liberty County High School, Hinesville
Keith Crawford, Early College at Carver High School, Atlanta
Jose Fragoso, Lakeside High School, Atlanta
Kyle Likely, South Gwinnett High School, Snellville
Oluwatosin Olagunju, Central High School, Macon
Charles Orgbon, Mill Creek High School, Hoschton