SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On June 29, 13 Daytona Beach area students will be presented to the community as future global leaders during the 2013 Men of Tomorrow Presentation hosted by the Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The free event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Ave.
The 17th biennial presentation event serves as the pinnacle affair of the four-month long program for high school juniors and seniors.
Participants in this year’s Men of Tomorrow program are: Nathaniel Anthony (Spruce Creek High School); Reginald Calhoun (Mainland High School); Devon Cameron (Atlantic High School); Marcus Edwards (Mainland High School); Jordan Hall (Mainland High School); Elvin Handy (Spruce Creek High School); Sean Hyacinth (Mainland High School); Quintavious Kelley (Spruce Creek High School); Dontavius King (Mainland High School); Charles Nelson (Seabreeze High School); Ricky Norris (Mainland High School); Emilio O’Brien (Atlantic High School); and Willis Walters (Spruce Creek High School).
The young men will be awarded special superlatives during the event. In addition, two participants will be awarded $1,000 scholarships.
Variety of events and projects
Beginning in March, the young men, who are students and recent graduates of Mainland, Seabreeze, Spruce Creek, and Atlantic high schools, attended a variety of events and regularly scheduled leadership development workshops.
The students’ community service project was raising funds to send two participants in the Little Men of Tomorrow program to the Daytona Beach Boys & Girls Club summer camp. Participants were also honored with a Rites of Passage Luncheon on June 8 with featured speaker DeLand City Commissioner Vonzelle Johnson.
Seven Little Men of Tomorrow, ages 5 to 6, also will take part in the June 29 presentation event. They include Jeffrey Harris, Jr. (Lillies of the Field); J’Marcus Burns; Jordan Young (Horizon Elementary); Justice Walker (Champion Elementary); Kamran Toby (Champion Elementary); Malcolm Curry; and Ta’Sean Mitchell (Palm Terrace Elementary).