OVAASA Honors Students, Educators Provided May 18, 2019 The 10 Annual OVAASA (Ohio Valley African American Students Association) Awards Banquet was held on Thursday, May 9, at River City Restaurant, to recognize 31 seniors throughout schools in the Ohio Valley. Keynote speaker was Demetrius Baldwin-Youngblood, faculty member and coach at The Linsly School. Along with the students recognized for their academic accomplishments, one African American educator, Brian Walker, was honored with the Wanda C. Brown Award for Educator of the Year. One retired African American educator, Edith Fuller, was honored with the Burial “Bo” Holmes Award. The Michael Green Memorial Award for the student who achieved academic success despite overcoming extreme adversity was Donovan Goddard. Also, the OVAASA Phoenix Award for Academic Achievement from a non-traditional student was Kiesha Phillips. Scholarship winners were: Ohio University Eastern Merit Scholarship: Sheldon Lekanudos WVNCC OVAASA Scholarship: Barak D. Lear II WVNCC OVAASA Scholarship: Jamaiah Hairston Wheeling Jesuit OVAASA Scholarship: Nyree’Anna Bledsoe Tito’s Sloppy Dogg Culinary Arts Scholarship: Dallon Jones Helping Hand/Listening Ear Psychology Scholarship: Ariana Hickman Helping Hand/Listening Ear Psychology Scholarship: Kyla Leigh The Timothy Midget “Know Thyself” Artistic Scholarship: Jordan Spears Daugherty Foundation Scholarship: TeVon Minor Ronald Scott Sr. Armed Forces Scholarship: Donovan Goddard Daugherty Foundation Scholarship: Neveah Lekanudos Daugherty Foundation Scholarship: De’Vaughn McWhorter Stradwick Family Scholarship: Nathaniel Blakely Stradwick Family Scholarship: Haley Brown Students honored with OVAASA Academic Achievement plaques were: Seairah Wiley Kyla Leigh Ty Leigh Barak David Lear II Taryn Davis Chandreonia Harris De’Vaugh McWhorter Kayla Young Sheldon Lekanudos Quadaizhanique Lumpkin Nataya Bartlett Nevaeh Colliers Ariana Hickman Nyree’Anna Bledsoe Nevaeh Lekanudos Keondre’ King Anthony Robbins Nathaniel Thomas Blakely Jamiaha Hairson Donovan Goddard Haley Michelle Brown Dallon Jones Thomas Aronokhale Sarah Munoru Kendria Butler Mikal Elijah Warfield-Payne Corban James-Barret Calvin McGaha Tevon Minor Jaylen Rouse Jordan Spears Quincy Dameron Sponsors for the event were the YWCA of Wheeling, Stradwick’s FadeCave and McCormick Stables. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.