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38th Annual Scholars Banquet
The Annual Rockford Association for Minority Management (RAMM) Scholarship Banquet is Rockford's premier prestigious minority event, bringing together all of Rockford and surrounding areas to honor African American and minority high school seniors. These young scholars have displayed exceptional character through their service to the Rockford community, academic achievements and leadership among their peers. Bright minds, with bright futures; we celebrate, encourage and support their aspirations in education. We are excited to see them grow into their professions and succeed in life.
Presented by The Rockford Association for Minority Management (RAMM). We are also joined by The City of Rockford Fire Department, presenting one scholarship award to a scholar who has aspirations in pursuing a profession in the fire fighting or fire science field. Here are some photos from this year's event.
Thanks to all those who attended and supported our minority community. We hope to see you again in February 2020!
Honoring African-American high school seniors who have shown exceptional leadership through academic achievement and community service
Friday, February 22, 2019
Social Hour: 6:00PM · Dinner: 6:45PM
Tickets: Jessica L. Jones, 815.222.7140
Deadline for reservations: February 15, 2019
Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center
610 North Bell School Road, Rockford, IL 61107
He has been featured on TIME magazine’s annual list of “Top 40 Under 40.” In 2012, Politico named Sellers on its “50 politicos to watch” list. Sellers was named HBCU “Top 30 Under 30” in July 2014.
Bakari T. Sellers is an attorney and political commentator. He represented South Carolina’s 90th district in the lower house of the state legislature from 2006 to 2014, becoming the youngest African American politician in South Carolina at age 22.
He is the son of Gwendolyn Sellers and civil rights activist and professor Cleveland Sellers. In 2005, Sellers earned a bachelor’s degree in African-American Studies from Morehouse College. In 2008, he earned a juris doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Sellers has been an attorney with the Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. in Columbia, South Carolina since 2007, and he is an analyst on CNN. He is also on the board of directors of Level Brands and Let America Vote.