George B. Jackson, chairman of the Martin Luther King Social Action Committee in Thomasville, stands at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., scene of a bloody civil rights march in 1965.
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Front (L-R) ~ Joshua Jones, 4th Place; Erin Simmons, 3rd Place, Carla Beachem, 2nd Place; Nysheanna Pendergrass, 1st Place - 2nd Row (L-R) ~ Tabitha Tuclloch, 6th Place; Chryshel Mundy, 9th Place; Shawn Pressley; Joshua Smith, 7th Place; Niara Jefferies, 5th Place; Nyasia Junious, 8th Place; 3rd Rom (L-R) Tyler Davis; Morning Green, and Jaylah Byers.
2015 MLK Community Award Winner Recipients - (L-R) ~ Elder Tommy Walker, MLK-SAC President; Ms. Dorothy Carroll, 2015 Recipient; Kenneth Kirk; and Dr. George B. Jackson, MLK-SAC Chairman.
Chaplain Cyrus Bush, Thomasville Medical Center delivers the invocation for the 2015 MLK Community Service Awards Banquet & Oratorical Contest.
2015 MLK Oratorical Contest Judges
2015 MLK Peace March
2014 MLKSAC Awards Day, July 20, 2014 gave out $6800 in Scholarships
(L-R) Barbara Robinson (1st Place Winner), Wayne Patterson II (6th Place Winner), Nysheanna Pendergrass (3rd Place Winner), India Johnson (2nd Place Winner), (Back row), Melvanie Jackson (2013 Winner) and Jamel Lucas (4th Place Winner; (Not pictured) Hallis Larkins (5th Place Winner), Shania Wilder (7th Place Winner) and Ariel Reamous (8th Place Winner).
Martin Luther King Social Action Committee celebrated Awards Day, held at Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship, Thomasville, NC, on Sunday, July 20, 2014. Juniors and seniors competed in January 2014 for prestigious oration scholarships during MLK National Holiday Observance. Award monies, in the amount, of $6800 presented to (uprising College Freshmen) on MLKSAC Awards Day. Barbara Robinson, 1st place winner received $2250 will be attending Salem College. India Johnson, 2nd place winner received $1250 and will be attending University North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Nysheanna Pendergrass, 3rd place winner a rising Senior Thomasville High School. Jamel Lucas, 4th place winner received $700 and will be attending North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University. Hallis Larkins, 5th place winner received $500. Wayne Patterson II, 6th place winner and 2013 winner received $1000, will be attending North Carolina State University. Shania Wilder, 7th place winner received $350 will be attending Fayetteville State University. Melvanie Jackson, 2013 winner received $750 will be attending Virginia State University and Ariel Reamous, 8th place winner and a rising Senior Thomasville High School.
Front Row (L-R) – 5th place - Hallis Larkins, Senior, Marlboro County High School, 2nd place - India Johnson, Senior, Thomasville High School, 1st Place – Barbara Robinson, Senior, Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy, 3rd Place – Nysheanna Pendergrass, Junior, Thomasville High School, 8th Place – Ariel Reamous, Senior, Thomasville High School
Back Rom (L-R) – 9th Place – Nyesha Taylor, Senior, Thomasville High School, 10th Place – Jana’zer Hopkins, 7th Place – Shania Wilder, Senior, Thomasville High School, 6th Place – Wayne Patterson II, Mount Tabor High School, 4th Place – Jamel Lucas, Senior, Thomasville High School