Seven seniors were honored at the annual 200+ Scholars Breakfast, a regional event honoring academic achievement for Black men.
The event, organized by the Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men and held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, celebrates African American males who graduate from public and private high schools with a 3.0 or better grade point average. The 200+ Men organization seeks “to be a catalyst for positive change" with a special focus on encouraging and enabling African American males “to develop to their highest potential."
Dr. Antipas Harris, president of the Urban Renewal Center in Norfolk, served as the master of ceremonies, and the guest speaker was Judge John Charles Thomas, who was the first Black and youngest justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, when he was appointed in 1983. Judge Thomas is also a poet, who has recited his original works at Carnegie Hall. The program included congratulatory letters from Gov. Glenn Youngkin, Sen. Mark Warner, Rep. A. Donald McEachin and Rep. Bobby Scott.
Headmaster Dennis Manning and Associate Headmaster Linda Gorsline attended the breakfast, along with numerous educators from across Hampton Roads.
Norfolk Academy seniors who were honored:
- David Alexander
- Harrison Alexander
- Fraser Boone
- Corey Brooks Jr.
- Trey Custodio
- Stinson Moss
- Averell Stith