Students (juniors and seniors) participate in the MLK Oratorical contest the 3rd Saturday in January each year. Seniors received their award monies in a service award ceremony on Sunday, July 16, 2017.
R-L (Elder Pamela S. Jackson, MLK-SAC Dean of Students, Marlene Martinez (will be attending University NC Charlotte, Aug 2017); Jarrell Patterson (will be attending North Carolina State University, Aug 2017); Malcolm Beamon (will be attending North Carolina Central University, Aug 2017), and Minister Jacquez Johnson, the service award speaker). Award monies was mailed to all students unable to attend.
There are few people who embody as many attributes as Dr. Michael C. Blackwell. He is a transformational leader, bold visionary, religious statesman, and powerful communicator. His many awards and recognition are testament to his pursuit of excellence including honors for writing, speaking and public service, such as The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. He was named one of the 30 most influential North Carolina Baptists of the 20th century and most recently, he was recognized as a “Most-admired” CEO in the Triad. Dr. Blackwell passionately serves as president/CEO of Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina (BCH) and is the 132-year-old ministry’s longest-tenured leader – marking his 35th anniversary in 2018.
Tina Royal has served as an Adult Probation/Parole Officer in her community for close to 25 years. Ms. Royal is a 1989 graduate of Lexington Senior High School. She is also an alumnus of Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, NC where she graduated with a degree in Sociology. Ms. Royal has returned to her hometown of Davidson County where she continues to contribute by volunteering with multiple agencies where she gives her time, offers her incite, and provides support and service to the people who need it most. Ms. Royal has been the chairperson for the Democratic Party of Davidson County for the past three years offering leadership that has pushed the party into the age of technology. In 2014, Ms. Royal received the Governor’s Lifetime Medallion Award for Volunteer Service presented to her by the former Governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory. This honor is given to the volunteers who have given of their time, service, and love for their communities over their lifetime.
Dr. George B. Jackson walk on Selma
We can't just talk about it but we must be about "Social Action for Social Change" - Chairman George B. Jackson, Pamela Jackson, Martin Jackson, and Jacquez Johnson travels to Washington, DC with the North Carolina, NAACP to protest on voter rights and equality.
Martin Jackson, Ben Jealous, and JacQuez Johnson