Men of Tomorrow participants tour state Capitol

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Participants in the Men of Tomorrow program presented by the Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, traveled to Tallahassee on March 27 on an educational tour of the Florida Capitol and Supreme Court buildings. The group also met with Rep. Dwayne Taylor.

Men of Tomorrow participants pose with Rep. Dwayne Taylor in Tallahassee on March 27.

Men of Tomorrow participants pose with Rep. Dwayne Taylor in Tallahassee on March 27.

“Fourteen of the program’s participants took part in the educational tour,” said Salina Davis Hamilton, chairman of Gamma Mu Omega’s Men of Tomorrow committee.  “Our hosts, Rep. Dwayne Taylor and his wife, Ekecia, were especially gracious. This is a trip our young men won’t soon forget.’’

The Men of Tomorrow program honors high school juniors and seniors in Volusia and Flagler counties. The young men are participating in four months of activities contributing to their cultural, educational, and social enrichment. Participation in the program develops leadership skills and provides career guidance.

The program culminates with the17th biennial Men of Tomorrow presentation on June 29.

Winners of cook-off announced
In other Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority news, the local chapter this week announced the winners of its inaugural Male Cook-off held on March 24 at the Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center.

Shown above are participants in the local Male Cook-off sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the United Negro College Fund.

Shown above are participants in the local Male Cook-off sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the United Negro College Fund.

First-place winners were Arthur Wesley Wright; appetizers; Greg Dew, salads; Ferrin Harris, entrees; Wallace Lowery and David Howard (tie) for desserts.

Other participants were Kenneth Anthony, Patrick Bartee, Terence Culver, James Daniels, John Dixon, Kenrick Flowers, Arthur Green, Robert Jones, Kelvin Mayner, Jermaine McKinney, Larry Stoney, Herbert Thomas, Lavon Thomas, Kenneth Walker and Ray Willis.

Presented in conjunction with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the Male Cook-Off offered an opportunity for men of the community – hobbyist and professional – to showcase their culinary talents.

Proceeds from the event will go toward scholarships for Volusia County students who desire to attend college.  The scholarships will be presented jointly by Gamma Mu Omega and UNCF.

Event sponsors included VITAS Innovative Hospice Care and Daytona Beach City Commissioner Patrick Henry.

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