The Beta Lambda Chapter of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. sponsored its 10th Bi-Annual Excellence in Education Awards and Vital Issues Scholarship Breakfast on Saturday, June 1 at St. John CME Church.
The event is the organization’s effort to pool resources to gain insight into ways to help students attain their highest potential in the educational arena. Each year during the event, the sorority recognizes educators from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System.
Young Educator awards went to Jakeia Payne, Jessica Smith and Talaya McManus.
Excellence in Education awards went to Coach Bobby Collins, Spencer Hardy, Alesia Hilton, Dr. Felecia Piggot-Long, Velvet McGregor, Joyce Mack, Melanee Mills, Patsy S. Murrill, Tiffany Pankey, Tiffani Richardson and Gladys Wilson.
The Distinguished Educator Award winners are Ida Witherspoon, Rev. Steve Doral Stowe, Roberta Parson, Pricilla Jackson-Wiggins, Dr. Betty Alexander, William Toney, Evelyn Howie, Shirley Kindle, Johnetta Huntley and Doretha Bryd.
The Classified Educator Awards were presented to Damian Anderson, Shirley Boyd, Denise McCoy, Ronda Gordon, William Fulton, Preston Jones and Sheradica Squire.
This year, Larry Womble, a former educator and member of the N.C. House, was presented with the Chapter Citation Award. His service and devotion to education and the entire Winston-Salem community is certainly appreciated and beneficial to all of us.
Kenneth Rocker Jr. and Ashley Penn, scholarship winners, were also recognized, as was “Parent of the Year” Malissa Pompey.
Mayor Allen Joines, Sen. Earline Parmon and City Council Member James Taylor provided greetings and opening comments. The keynote speaker, Rev. Dwight Hash, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, spoke on the theme of the event, “Promoting the Destiny of African American Youth.”