10th GRADE AWARDEES—Pictured are the Tenth Grade Awardees, not in order: Shawn Spencer, Hal Smith, Jordan Rawls, Odell Minniefield, Andra Miller, Jermiah Jones, David Harris and Langston Brentley, along with Morris E. Turner Jr., Ashley Edwards, Dr. Jan Madison, Dr. Anita Edwards, and Dr. William Simmons, president of GMS. (Photos by Rosanno P. Stewart)
Gateway Medical Society held it’s End of Year Promotion for high school students that participated in the youth Medical Studies Program at 200 Lothrop St. in Oakland.
The Medical program has been a concentrated effort for several years to assist young African-American males in preparing them for medical studies upon reaching college.
This year more than 50 students from neighboring high schools in the greater Pittsburgh area participated in the program. Each of the students were required to prepare a presentation on various medical issues that concerned the general public.
Dr. William Simmons, president of GMS, gave students and the many parents that attended the ceremony, encouraging words of wisdom and insight into the fascinating world of medicine.
DR. WILLIAM SIMMONS, president of GMS, gave encouragement to the students and parents.
MORRIS E. TURNER JR. introduced the students during presentations.
LANGSTON BRENTLEY gave a special presentation on the dangers of blood pressure.
NINTH GRADE AWARDEES—(Not in order) Davon Barnett, Anthony Humphries, E. Portis, Roman Ramsey, Obiero Steave, Onyundo Gregory, Talbert Thomas, Amir Thomas, Darryl Thomson, Lamar Todd, Nehemiah Walker, Ben Watkins and Joseph Watkins
EIGHTH GRADE AWARDEES—(Not in order) Nature Askew, Kaine Blakaey, Curtis Bradley, Robert Brown, Austin Burnett, Davaughn Demar, Elijah Fitch, Cory Fulton, William Hayden, Andrew Knighy, Jijuan Mathews, Tyrell Minniefield, Elijah Parks and Isaiah Wilson
SEVENTH GRADE AWARDEES—(Not in order) Barry Woods, Andrew Williams, Quincy Stanley, Danielle Simmons, Jalen Norman, Raymond Hart, Dion Dupree, Darrius Butler, Devan Barnett and Arabo Bey