2008-07-11 / Community

Industrial League Honors Seniors and Youth

WISL officers, members and youth honorees: Top Row, L-R: Frances Shackelford, Elsye Ashton, Marissa Torre, Nanayaa Serwaa, Mrs. Henry-Howard, Vanessa Henry-Howard, Mr. Howard, Erica Trumpet, Yolanda Walker, Doris Shackelford McLeod, Geraldine Brown. Bottom Row, L-R: Merlene Booyer, Lovette Glasgow, Jacqueline McMikle, Eunice Martin and Florine Jenkins. WISL officers, members and youth honorees: Top Row, L-R: Frances Shackelford, Elsye Ashton, Marissa Torre, Nanayaa Serwaa, Mrs. Henry-Howard, Vanessa Henry-Howard, Mr. Howard, Erica Trumpet, Yolanda Walker, Doris Shackelford McLeod, Geraldine Brown. Bottom Row, L-R: Merlene Booyer, Lovette Glasgow, Jacqueline McMikle, Eunice Martin and Florine Jenkins. The Women's Industrial Service League, Inc. held its annual awards luncheon on June 14, 2008, at Antun's. The gap was bridged between the old and young as senior citizens and high school students were honored for demonstrating outstanding community service.

Four senior citizens received awards: Mrs. Dorothy Brown Jones of St. Luke Cathedral, yhe Reverend Thomas F. Bryant, Jr. of New Bethel Baptist Church, Mother Carrie B. Shell of Macedonia Baptist Church and Mother Sarah R. Taylor of New Gethsemane Christian Fellowship Ministries Soul Saving Station.

Four graduating seniors received awards for being positive role models in areas which include academia, leadership, and extracurricular and community services. The students are Vanessa Henry of Beach Channel High School, Marissa Torre and Erica Trumpet of Lawrence High School and Nanayaa Serwaa of Far Rockaway High School.

Youth Honoree Vanessa Henry receives awards from Frances Shackelford. Youth Honoree Vanessa Henry receives awards from Frances Shackelford. The Reverend Duane M. Sleet Sr., Pastor of First Baptist Church in Far Rockaway, gave the keynote address. The Reverend Everett Jenkins and Allyson Elnora Omesiete performed songs of praise. New York City Councilman James Sanders and Dr. Jeremiah C. Gaffney offered motivational and congratulatory remarks to the honorees. Final remarks were presented by Florine Jenkins, president of WISL. The luncheon was chaired by Jacqueline McMikle and co-chaired by Nell C. Terrell.

Youth Honorees Marissa Torre and Erica Trumpet receive awards from Yolanda Walker. Youth Honorees Marissa Torre and Erica Trumpet receive awards from Yolanda Walker. The Reverend Thomas F. Bryant Jr. receives awards presented by his daughter.  The Reverend Thomas F. Bryant Jr. receives awards presented by his daughter. Youth Honoree Nanayaa Serwaa receives awards from Lovette Glasgow. Youth Honoree Nanayaa Serwaa receives awards from Lovette Glasgow. Elder Dr. Michael A. Baston, Pastor of St. Luke Cathedral, presents awards to Senior Honoree Dorothy Brown Jones. Elder Dr. Michael A. Baston, Pastor of St. Luke Cathedral, presents awards to Senior Honoree Dorothy Brown Jones. Youth Member Allyson E. Omesiete delights all with song. Youth Member Allyson E. Omesiete delights all with song. Overseer Evan D. Gray of Macedonia Baptist Church presents awards to Mother Carrie B. Shell. Overseer Evan D. Gray of Macedonia Baptist Church presents awards to Mother Carrie B. Shell. Elder Daryl A. King Sr., Pastor of New Gethsemane Christian Fellowship Ministries Soul Saving Station, presents awards to Mother Sarah R. Taylor. Keynote speaker The Reverend Duane M. Sleet Sr. looks on. Elder Daryl A. King Sr., Pastor of New Gethsemane Christian Fellowship Ministries Soul Saving Station, presents awards to Mother Sarah R. Taylor. Keynote speaker The Reverend Duane M. Sleet Sr. looks on. Eunice Martin pays tribute to Youth Honorees. Eunice Martin pays tribute to Youth Honorees.

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