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Released January 21, 2005

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Students recognized and urged to pursue College
GGL conducts its 26th Annual Youth Program and College Fair

Greenville, SC– Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter held its 26th annual MLK Youth Program and College Fair at Southside High School on January 15, 2005. More than 120 students and their families received Youth Awards in five Areas: Art, Academics, Leadership, Athletics and Music. The program was addressed by Bro. Anthony Dawson who spoke to the youth about Dr. King’s dream and the importance of continuing their education. Bobby Clark, chapter president, challenged the award winners “to continue the excellence which has already brought you here today.”

Five community leaders served as presenters for the five categories, providing short commentaries in each category. In all, 278 students were selected by their high school staff and teachers for this year’s youth awards. The Youth Program serves as a kick-off for the Chapter’s MLK Weekend events. it is an annual event for Alpha Phi Alpha’s National “Go to High School, Go to College” program.

Several colleges participated in the College Fair, including Greenville Technical College, Anderson College, Berea College, The Citadel, and North Greenville College. Yvette Garrison (Clemson University) conducted a session on Financial Aid, and light refreshments were served to all the attendees. Bro. Will Gregg, Program Chairman, encouraged students by stating "you must maintain your glidepath to success thats building a foundation for your future."

Gamma Gamma Lambda would like to thank the high schools that participated in the program; Southside High School for hosting the event; the Pi Alpha Chapter of Clemson University; LaBarbara Sampson of the Greenville Country School District for her invaluable assistance; and Publix of Easley for providing the food for the event.

Brothers preparing for the youth program that morning.

About 120 Students attends the proram and receive. In all 278 students were recognized.

Brothers from GGL and Pi Alpha in group picture after the program.

First of All, Servants of All, We shall Transcend All