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Dream Keeper Award Ceremony, Monday at 6:30


The Annual Dream Keeper Award Ceremony is slated to be held at the Lee University Conn Center on the evening of January 16.

The Dream Keeper Award was initiated by the local chapter of the NAACP, 100 Black Men of Bradley County, and the Ministerial Fellowship to honor the legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Lee University has adopted the coordination of the program this year.

“We love this opportunity to honor our local secondary school students while remembering Dr. King,” said Carolyn Dirksen, Director of Lee’s Center for Teaching Excellence. “The chance to support and encourage young people is a privilege we value highly.”

Area students from grades seven to twelve maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible and are encouraged to bring family and friends to honor their achievements.

Greg Bagby, principal of the Barger Academy of Fine Arts in Chattanooga, will present the keynote address, and the Lee University Evangelistic Singers, directed by Gloria Scott Richmond, will provide music.

“Every year our family looks forward to celebrating our Cleveland/Bradley County Dream Keepers,” said Richmond. “They provide healing and hope for our community and beyond as they live out the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King's dream. Well done!”

Students should arrive at the Conn Center at 6 pm to prepare for the ceremony. Family and friends are invited at that time to a special reception held next door in the Paul Conn Student Union. The award ceremony will commence in the Conn Center at 6:30.
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