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Cecil E. Newman Scholarship presents, “Education and Graduation: It’s a Family Affair”
On Wednesday, May 13th 2009 at 7pm, the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder will host its 14th Annual High School Graduation Celebration at the Hyatt Hotel (downtown) Minneapolis. Sponsorships for this event are available by calling (612) 827-4021.
By: Don Allen for MSR
On behalf of our community’s graduates, we are asking you to join us in supporting this event. Like your company, the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder values education as an essential component to being successful in life. In today’s environment, the obstacles and challenges facing young people, particularly students of color, can be as difficult as navigating a minefield. This is especially important when you consider that more than one out of three African American students in Minnesota drop out of high school, according the Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning.
Young people in our community need inspiration, encouragement, support and role models from people other than their parents or teachers when it comes to understanding the value of education and the choices it affords them.
The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder has hosted this dinner celebration for the past 13 years. More than 7,000 people have attended-including graduating high school seniors, their parents and other family members, plus high school and college officials, community leaders and corporate sponsors.
It is through this celebration that the Spokesman-Recorder, along with its sponsors, can publicly acknowledge African and African American high school graduates for their achievements. As an event sponsor, your company’s financial support will help to insure that this event is successful. More importantly, your support helps to give young adults the recognition and the encouragement that is so necessary for their continued success.
We hope you will join us in our efforts to encourage the young people of our community to pursue educational excellence and become a sponsor to this important event. Thank you for your time, if you have any questions about our Graduation Celebration, please do not hesitate to call us at 612-827-4021.
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This press release was completed by V-Media for the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder and the Cecil E. Newman Scholarship with permission of Tracey Williams-Publisher, MSP.