African-American Youth Achievement Awards Recognize Evanston Students
March 19, 2021 11:15am CT
Students from Evanston/Skokie school districts 65 and 202 were honored at the African-American Youth Achievement Awards virtual ceremony on March 18.
Evanston Township High School virtually hosted the 24th annual African-American Youth Achievement (AAYA) Awards to honor 38 African-American students from Evanston/Skokie public schools. These students were recognized in a virtual ceremony on March 18, 2021, for their daily actions that pay homage to the visions and legacy of African-American pioneers.
The AAYA program is part of a Black History Month initiative and was sponsored by the Ivy Pearl Foundation, Byline Bank, Chessmen, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Family Focus Evanston, Joe “Butch” Martin Foundation, McGaw YMCA, NAACP, Northwestern University, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Shorefront, Gerri Sizemore, and Soul Creations, in conjunction with Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and Evanston Township High School District 202.
2021 high school AAYA recipients
Evanston Township High School
2021 middle school AAYA recipients
2021 elementary and magnet school AAYA recipients
Bessie Rhodes —
King Arts —
Jaylin “JJ” McCray