Several local seniors receive scholarships at NAACP High School Senior Recognition Night

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The Rome Branch of the NAACP Rome Branch held its annual High School Senior Recognition Night last week with 60 individuals attending.

The event featured awards for several graduating seniors from Rome Free Academy as well as keynote speaker Todd Alden Marshall, executive director of equity and diversity at Mohawk Valley Community College and a 1980 graduate of Rome free Academy.

A musical performance was given by Arwen Reddick, a freshman at Rome Free Academy.

The mistress of ceremony was Jessica Lattimore, director of the Rome Teacher Center and a member of the NAACP Education Committee.

Financial awards were given to four RFA seniors. Every senior received a Walmart gift card to help with some expenses and a certificate from the Rome NAACP. The Reach Back Organization paid for all students honored to have a NAACP membership.

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