My Sister’s Keeper students honors DeKalb County living legendsPhoto provided by DeKalb County Schools.
DeKalb County, GA – Scholars of DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) My Sister’s Keeper program honored living legends of DeKalb County on March 25, a press release said.
Seventeen legends were honored during the breakfast program. The legends were FOX 5 News anchor Portia Bruner, Ms. Linda Gale Clark, Stonecrest City Councilmember Jazzmin Cobble, DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, DeKalb County Juvenile Court Judge Fatima El-Amin, Ray of Hope Christian Church Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale, DeKalb County Juvenile Court Judge Linda Bratton-Haynes, Ms. Belinda Hull, DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson, Stone Mountain Mayor Dr. Beverly Jones, DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox, DeKalb County Juvenile Court Judge Desiree Peagler, Ms. Paige Perkins, DeKalb County Police Chief Mirtha Ramos, former DeKalb County Board of Education member Zepora Roberts, DeKalb County Board of Education Chair Vickie B. Turner, and Dr. Lynette Wilson-Phillips of Kids’-Doc-On-Wheels.
My Sister’s Keeper was launched in September 2021. The program allows DCSD girls to engage in meaningful activities geared towards not only the enhancement of academic achievement but empowerment and self-care as well. The district has 23 My Sister’s Keeper chapters.
“I am thankful that our girls have excellent role models in the DCSD community. It is important that we empower our girls in their educational pursuits, goals, and personal development. Our honorees play a major role in that process, and we honor them for sharing their wisdom, talents, and gifts with our girls,” said Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris.
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