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1 NANBPWC, INC. YOUTH & BETA PSI 2013 GRADUATES The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they cant find them, make them. - George Bernard Shaw

2 National Second Vice President

3 National Youth Leader Gwendolyn J. Wilson-Banks Maumee Bay Club Congratulations are extended to all of you for the many accomplishments you've achieved during your high school years. You are now ready to embark on another chapter of your life prepared with those skills that promise success. It has been a pleasure to share this time with you watching you grow and blossom into amazing young adults. The future has much to offer and I know that you will zealously pursue the many opportunities that are sure to come your way. Stay focused and be Blessed.

4 National Scholarship Recipient Chassidy Mitchell Greater Atlanta Youth Chassidy Mitchell is a graduate of Henry W. Grady High School in Atlanta, GA with a 4.0 GPA. Having teachers that care about students who want to learn, and being provided with the tools necessary to learn has brought her a long way. It is because of Chassidys passion to learn that she has been inspired to teach others, and hopes to someday be an educator that persuades future students to seek knowledge from an early age just as she did. Throughout high school Chassidy maintained her rank in the top 10% all four years while also serving as Editor-in-Chief of her schools yearbook staff, an active Student Government representative, and a National Honors Society member. Aside from her education, she is involved in a plethora of organizations. The Girl Scouts, 21 st Century Leaders, Elizabeth Baptist Churchs Youth Choir and a charter member of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Womens Club Inc. Greater Atlanta Youth club. Since becoming a Girl Scout at age four, Chassidy has regularly taken on many community service projects. As a recipient of the Girl Scouts Bronze, Silver, and Gold award she has already organized and implemented several community involvement projects that had a tremendous impact on kids in need in Atlanta. This fall she will be attending Georgia Southern University as a Pre Ed Early Childhood Education major.

5 The Majestic Mid-Atlantic District Alexis Maya Frederick Youth Kristina Alexander, Youth Leader

6 Hello, Im Alexis Gerald of the Frederick Youth Club Alexis Gerald is a graduate of Tuscarora High School in Frederick, MD. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Darren Gerald. She serves as a Co-President of the Frederick Youth club and has been a member for four years. Ms. Gerald has been on the Honor Roll from She has received an Academic Achievement Award , an Athletic Achievement Award Shes experienced in public speaking, has great leadership skills and has studied Culinary Arts at the Career and Technology Center. This falls she plans on attending Mission Leadership, in Dallas, Texas. Alexis is going into the ministry. Mid-Atlantic District

7 Hi, I am Maya Pickens of the Frederick Youth Club Maya Pickens is a graduate of Tuscarora High School (THS) in Frederick, MD. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ricardo Pickens. She has been a member of B&P since 2006 and has served as the clubs historian. She received the Outstanding Youth of the Year (2012) given by National Association of Negro Business and Professional Womens Club Inc. (NANBPWC, Frederick MD Club). Among her accomplishments is that she is the recipient of the Theodore Stephens Honor roll award given by Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity (Frederick MD chapter ), 2012 All-Area Field Hockey First team and the 2012 All- Gazette Field Hockey team. She is involved with the Hands of Praise sign language group FMBC, Dance Ministry FMBC, Membership in Tuscarora National Honors Society (THS), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (THS), Environmental Club (THS), 2012 Rotary Youth Leadership Program, and the RYLA 2013 Conference. This fall she will be attending McDaniel College in Westminster, MD studying exercise science. Mid-Atlantic District

8 The Mightiest of the Mighty North Central District Greater Lansing Youth Toledo Youth Carletta Dunlap, Youth Leader AaLiyah LaDon DVaughn Derick

9 North Central District Hi, I am AaLiyah Nixon of the Greater Lansing Youth Club. AaLiyah C. Nixon is a graduate of J.W. Sexton High School. She has a GPA and will be attending Lansing Community College majoring in Pre-Med. She has been an active member of the Greater Lansing Area NANBPW Youth Club since She is currently serving her second term as Club President. AaLiyah has broadened her knowledge and life experiences through years of training and volunteer service because of the Club. She has attended, participated and received training at several Northern Area Meetings, North Central District Conferences and National Conventions. AaLiyah is an active member of Friendship Baptist Church. She has helped with Childrens Church, Vacation Bible School, was active in Sunday School programs and served as hostess for other programs and functions. She has helped to provide child care for babies and young children in the family. She is a member of several groups/organizations: a member of the junior advisory board; 2011-present member of Sisterhood; 2012-present member of the Drama Club and Inducted into the International Thespian Club; 2012-present member of Youth Advisory Board of Pregnancy Prevention Partnership. She is a writer and photographer for the School Newspaper The Zodiac; She is also the recipient of an Academic Sports letter for Tennis and was named the Twelfth Grade Student of the Month in February, AaLiyah

10 LaDon Nixon II is a graduate of the J.W. Sexton High School in Lansing, MI, and will be attending Lansing Community College in the fall. LaDon has been an active member of the GLAC Youth Club since it was reactivated in He served as Chaplain for two years and is currently the Vice President. He enjoys the programs and community service along with lessons learned through his Club travels to District and National Conventions. He received the 2012 Lansing Youth On The Move Award from the Greater Lansing Area Club. He has competed in a variety of sports since grade school - Soccer, Floor Hockey, Basketball, Football and Track. He is the recipient of several certificates, trophies and medals for his excellence in those sports, including the Defensive Rookie of the year in football during the 2011 season and Honorable Mention All Conference Award in the Capital Area Activities Conference. LaDon was also privileged to be a part of the Class B State Championship Basketball team [J.W. Sexton] in March, And proudly wears the championship ring. In the summer of 2011 he was selected to attend the 4th and One Football Camp at Michigan State University. The camp focused on enhancing football player techniques with a strong emphasis on SAT/ACT testing and academics. He has numerous medals for his successes in track events: high jump, discus, shot put and relay. At the end of the 2012 football season, LaDon received the Captains Award, Hitman Award, 2012 Player of the Year and Capital Area Activities Conference All Conference Team Award. LaDon is a member of Friendship Baptist Church and throughout his short years has been a member of the children's choir, participated in Sunday School and Sunday School programs, Vacation Bible School and Children's/Youth church. LaDon Hi, I am LaDon Nixon from the Greater Lansing Youth Club North Central District

11 Hi, Im DVaughn McGill From the Toledo Youth Club DVaughn McGill graduated from Achieve Academy on June 6, He received the Presidents Scholar Award for his academic achievement. DVaughn has been a member of the Toledo Youth Club for 6 years. He has attended 4 Area Meetings, 4 North Central District Conferences, and 1 National Conference. DVaughn has also participated on the programs at the Youth Breakfast at the District Conference, and the Youth Luncheon at the National Convention. As a member of the Toledo Youth Club, DVaughn has been involved in various community service projects such as the Northwest Ohio Food Bank, Adopt a Family, Global Youth Service Day, the Intergenerational Project, and Family House Homeless Shelter Sock Drive. DVaughn plans to pursue a career as a professional chef.

12 North Central District Hi, I am Derick Smith from the Toledo Youth Club Derick Smith graduated from Emanuel Christian School. He participated in the schools band and choir. Additionally, he received Varsity letters in Basketball and Track and Field. Derick has been a member of the Toledo Youth Club for six years. He has attended 3 Area Meetings, 4 North Central District Conferences, and 3 National Conventions. He has also participated on the program at the North Central District Youth Breakfast. As a member of the Toledo Youth Club, Derick has been involved in numerous community service projects such as Adopt a Family, Global Youth Service Day, the Intergenerational Project, and Family House Homeless Shelter Sock Drive. Derick is very interested in technology. Actually, his goal is to become the next great innovator in technology. He plans to attend the University of Toledo and major in Computer Technology.

13 The Mighty Northeast District Central Jersey Youth Mid-Island Youth Mid-Island Beta Psi Pamela Bedford, Youth Leader Sydney Ashley Brianna Haazig TOni Corine

14 Hi, Im TOni Winrow from the Central Jersey Youth Club Northeast District TOni Winrow graduated from Red Bank Catholic High School in Red Bank, New Jersey. She has been a member of NANBPWC, Inc. Central Jersey Youth Club for five years. She served as the Parliamentarian and 2 nd Vice President. In the fall she will be attending Howard University.

15 Corine Jackman graduated from Howard University in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. At Howard University, she served as president of Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society where one of her most exciting projects was called MindSET, a program that taught engineering, math and science to high school students in Washington, D.C. Corine conducted research at Howard University and with Corning Inc. in environmental technologies, and completed her second internship at Merck & Co Inc. in reliability engineering. Aside from school and research, as a member of the Mid-Island Beta-Psi cluster, Corine participated in UN Youth day and gave a presentation on entrepreneurship. Corine enjoys playing the piano, listening to music, exercising, and reading books. She is excited about attending the University of Michigan as a Ph.D. candidate in Chemical Engineering as she pursues her research interests in bio-molecular and cellular engineering. Hello, Im Corine Jackman of the Mid-Island Beta-Psi Cluster Northeast District

16 Ashley Watkins graduated from Nassau Community College, magna cum laude, with her Associates in Accounting (AS) in May Ashley has been a member of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Womens Club Inc. for five years. She is the acting president of the Mid-Island Beta Psi Cluster. She will be continuing her studies at Baruch College in the Fall of While at this institution she will be majoring in Accounting and minoring in Spanish. Her career aspirations are to become a CPA at one of the big four accounting firms and to also become a corporate lawyer. Northeast District My nHiame is Ashley J.W. Watkins Hello, Im Ashley J.W. Watkins of the Mid-Island Beta Psi Cluster

17 Sydney Davis is a graduate of St. Anthonys High School of South Huntington, NY in the top 5% of the class with a 99.8% cumulative average. She has been a member of the Mid-Island Youth Club, NANBPWC, Inc. since 2007 and is currently the President since She has served as the Secretary, Sydney plans on attending New York University on a full scholarship as a Deans Scholar and Presidential Honors Scholar majoring in Biology as a Pre-Medicine student with aspirations of being a Cardiac Surgeon. She is a member of the Symphonic Band & Touring Orchestra; Model United Nations Club; DECA/ Delta Epsilon Chi; and Kolbe Society, retreat program leader. Her community service activities have been with the Girls Scouts of Suffolk County; Dix Hills Basketball Challenger Program; CARE (Caring Adolescents Reaching Out to the Elderly and Peanut Butter & Jelly Gang. Her honors & awards consist of the National Achievement Scholarship Finalist, 2013; National Honor Society; Foreign Language Honor Society; Mathematics Honor Society; Principals Honor Roll, St. Anthonys High School, ; and The Presidents Volunteer Service Award, Pres. Barack Obama, Sydney has traveled with a Orchestral Concert Tours to China, Italy & Spain. She has been a Student Ambassador with tours to Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales. Hi, I am Sydney Marisa Royce Davis from the Mid-Island Youth Club Northeast District

18 Go Orange! Northeast District Hi, I am Ashley Riley from the Central Jersey Youth Club Ashley Riley is a graduate of Neptune High School. She has been a member of the Central Jersey Youth club for two years and serves at its Recording Secretary. In the fall she will be attending Syracuse University.

19 Hi, Im Brianna Shannon of the Central Jersey Youth Club Northeast District Brianna Shannon is a 2013 graduate of Neptune High School. Brianna has been a member of the Central Jersey Youth Club for four years. She serves as the Second Vice President. In the fall she will attending Brookdale Community College.

20 Haazig has been a member of the Mid-Island Youth Club all throughout high school. He has participated in the V.F.W. Luncheon and Black History Month programs every year. He has been on the many trips with the club, including FIT and the UN. In 2011, he attended the National Convention in North Carolina. That same year, he was chosen to participate in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth summer program. At school, he was an assistant to the Family Association of Long Island Lutheran. He has been a member of the National Honor Society every year. In his community, he volunteers at his local churchs Christmas Outreach and summer Vacation Bible School programs every year. And states this wont change even after starting to attend SUNY at Farmindale in August. Hi, Im Haazig Walker from the Mid-Island Youth Club Northeast District

21 Christopher Elexius Jharen Keavin Khyala Arianna Kylan Jazmine Ashanti Proud and Sensational South Central District Dallas Metropolitan Youth North Texas League Youth South Central Dallas Youth South Dallas Youth Carol Blakes, Youth Leader Victoria

22 Christopher DJuan Mays is a graduate of South Grand Prairie High School in Grand Prairie, Texas. Christopher is a fifth year member of the Dallas Metropolitan Youth Club, where he has served as club photographer, vice- president, and currently Club President. He is a first place oratorical competitor. Christopher has earned awards at both the district and national levels. He plans to make use of his God-given talents as he majors in Religion and Music at Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas. Hi, I am Christopher DJuan Mays from the Dallas Metropolitan Youth Club South Central District

23 Elexius Janae Jones is a graduate of Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas. She is a third year member of the Dallas Metropolitan Youth Club where she has served as secretary, and is currently vice president. She plans to attend the University of North Texas in Denton majoring in Clinical Psychology. Hello, Im Elexius Janae Jones Dallas Metropolitan Youth Club South Central District

24 Jharen is a graduate of Hampton Preparatory, an Uplift Education College Preparatory School located in Dallas, Texas. Jharen is currently serving as The North Texas League Youth President. He has been an active member of NANBPWC, Inc., since the age of 12. While in the club he has held the offices of Vice President and Treasurer. This fall he plans to attend Texas A & M University and majoring in the field of either Business or Engineering. Jharen K. Rosborough North Texas League Youth Club South Central District

25 Keavin Turner is a graduate of Cedar Hill High School in Cedar Hill, Texas. He has been a member of North Texas Business & Professional Womens League Youth Club from 2010 to present and holds an officer position as Chaplain. In the fall he will be attending Langston University in Oklahoma majoring in Forensic Science or Criminal Justice with a Minor in Business. Keavin Melvin-Jerrell Turner of the North Texas League Youth Club South Central District

26 Ashanti P. Elliott is a graduate of James Madison High School of Dallas, Texas. She is the daughter of Mrs. & Mrs. James Elliott. She has only been a member of South Central Dallas Business and Professional Womens Youth Club for a short time, but she has already learned the importance of Entrepreneurship. She currently serves as the Youth Club calling clerk. This fall she plans to study at Prairie View A & M University where she will continue her goal of going to the United States Navy. Her future plans are to become an officer in the Navy and when she has completed serving our country she will pursue her goal of owning her own hair salon. Hi, Im Ashanti Patrice Elliott of the South Central Dallas Youth Club South Central District

27 Khyala is a graduate of Skyline High School in Dallas, Texas. She has been a member of the South Central Dallas Youth Club for five years and prior to that she was a youth volunteer. She is currently the Youth Club President and has also served as youth secretary. This fall Khyala plans to attend the University of Houston to study sociology. Her future plans are to become an obstetrician and an entrepreneur. Hi, Im Khyala Alexandria Leonard from the South Central Dallas Youth Club South Central District

28 Arianna Kossie is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Kossie. Currently, Arianna serves as the President of the South Dallas BPW Youth Club. Booker T. Washington High School is known as the Arts Magnet, Arianna is a Music Major and is a Violist in the Varsity String Orchestra. In the fall she plans to attend Grambling University in Grambling, Louisiana. Hi, Im Arianna Kossie from the South Dallas Youth Club South Central District

29 Kylan McFail is a graduate of Red Oak High School in Red Oak, Texas. He is a member of the South Dallas Youth Club where he has held offices as Historian and now Treasurer. He plans to attend Oklahoma State University in the fall where he will major in Sports Management, and minor in Kinesiology, hoping one day to become a sports agent, and an athletic trainer. Hi, Im Kylan McFail from the South Dallas Youth Club South Central District

30 Jazmine L. Potts is a graduate of Lancaster High School in Dallas, Texas. She has been a member of the South Dallas Youth Club since 7 th grade. During this time Jazmine has held the positions of Financial Secretary, Vice President and Chaplain. Jazmine plans to attend Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas as a pre-med major. Her desire is to become an anesthesiologist. Hello, Im Jazmine L. Potts from the South Dallas Youth Club South Central District

31 Victoria Upton is a graduate of Red Oak High School in Red Oak, Texas. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Upton. She has served the South Dallas Youth Club as Youth Club Secretary and South Central District Youth Secretary. In the fall she will be attending the University of North Texas at Denton where she plans to double major in Broadcast Journalism and Dance. Im Victoria Upton from the South Dallas Youth Club

32 Charlotte Youth Greater Atlanta Youth South Florida Youth Mary Youngblood, Youth Leader The Supreme Southeast District Chassidy China Erica Clarise

33 Southeast District Hi, Im China Daughtry from the Charlotte Youth Club China graduated from David W. Butler High School in Charlotte, NC. She is the daughter of the late William Daughtry and Angela Tyson Daughtry. She is the granddaughter of William and Sarah Daughtry, the late Rufus and Rosa Scales Tyson and Barbara Jones. Chinas achievements includes an outstanding youth award from the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Womens Club, Inc. (NANBPW). She is a seven year member and serves as Chaplin for the youth chapter of NANBPW Club Inc. She is a member of Loves Chapel of Belmont, NC, Steel Drums Program. She is a member of: Minority Achievement, Five Star Steppers Program and the Future Soldier Program at Butler High School. She also participated in a special studies Oceanography Program at UNC Charlotte. She earned all fours (perfect score) on her senior project. China dedicated countless hours volunteering through the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Walk, the Juvenile Diabetes Walk, the Christmas Bureau and many different shelters and back to school programs. Her hobbies include: caring for animals, playing the steel drums, volleyball, theater, swimming, singing, and designing clothes and accessories. Chinas future plans include the United States Armed Forces where she will continue her education in Veterinarian Medicine, becoming Airborne and making her country a better place.

34 Southeast District Hello, I am Erica McHam from the Charlotte Youth Club Erica Angelik McHam graduated from Myers Park High School in Charlotte, NC. She is the daughter of Eric and Angela S. McHam. She is the granddaughter of the late Moselle and Betty Singleton. Erica also is the granddaughter of Mrs. Jessie Mae Byrd. While attending Myers Park, Erica was a member of Dance 1 Group. In the fall, Erica will attend Central Piedmont Community College majoring in Medical Surgical Technology.

35 Southeast District My is Ashley J.W. Watkins Hi, Im Clarise Kendricks from the South Florida Youth Club Clarise Kendricks is a graduate of Miami Jackson Senior High School.

36 Dont bend; dont water it down; dont try to make it logical; dont edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. - Franz Kafka Congratulations!! All the best. God Speed.


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