A Broadneck High School student will be awarded for leadership at an upcoming luncheon.
"A Tribute to Women of Color" (ATWOC) will recognize 29 Anne Arundel County students at its 21st annual luncheon. ATWOC honors students who contribute to the community and are successful academically.
According to a release, more than 140 students applied for the this year’s Future Leader Awards, which are designed to encourage and inspire high school students with minority backgrounds to continue their roles as student leaders.
Kameron Beans, a senior at Broadneck High School, will receive the Tribute to Women of Color Future Leader Award, along with 28 other students across 10 county schools.
Beans, a varsity basketball player for the Broadneck Bruins, also made waves during fall sports tryouts by attempting to join the varsity volleyball team. He was told that boys simply can't play on the volleyball team, even though he has a passion for the sport.
ATWOC will honor 16 girls and 13 boys at the luncheon on March 2 held at La Fontaine Bleue in Glen Burnie.
“Our students are talented and work extremely hard to be well-rounded young people. They deserve to be recognized,” schools Superintendent Kevin Maxwell said in a press release. “We count on organizations like this to show our students how valuable they are to our community and our future.”
Students will receive monetary gifts or scholarships that are sponsored by groups such as the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Anne Arundel Medical Center and the Har-Pearl Spruill Foundation, Inc., as well as private donors from the community. Specific awards will be revealed at the luncheon.
To view the full list of recipients, check the Anne Arundel Patch's full story.