YOUNG GIFTED & BLACK—Above, not in order, are the honorees: Ruben Coleman, Devon Lyons, Erica Cooley, Brittany Dreher, Miles Hines, Brittny McGraw, Jada Smith, Mayor Dwan Walker and Jan Welch. (Photos by Chris Chapman)

The Christian Education Departdment of the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal District of the Allegheny Conference of the AMEZ Church recently held its 7th annual “Young, Gifted and Black” Awards Dinner. Bishop Louis Hunter is the presiding prelate.


CRYSTAL GUNN-TUCKER—Conference director


CAROL NEYLAND—V.P. of community development, Dollar Bank


ARZELLA STEWART-McCAULEY—Started the awards dinner to highlight young Black individuals in western Pennsylvania who are achieving milestones in their churches, profession and community.


ASHLEY JOHNSON—Associate editor, New Pittsburgh Courier, former recipient


PHILLIP WOODS—Principal of West Mifflin High School, former recipient.

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