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35th Annual Junior High Afro Ball – An Evening of Elegance

Over 800 seventh and eighth grade area students turned out on Saturday, May 19, for the 35th annual Junior High Afro Ball at the SeaGate Center. The annual event is hosted by the Grace Community Center.

The Afro Ball brought together students from 80 schools around the greater Toledo area.

This annual “rite of passage” for the youths celebrates achievement and diversity as well as increased personal responsibility.  The theme of the Ball was “The Future Belongs to Those Who Prepare.”

Earlier this month, 40 students were honored at a V.I.P. Dinner Reception along with their parents .  These students were selected by their principals to represent their schools as aspiring leaders who embody the theme.  They were appropriately the V.I.P. of the Ball!

The Ball was started 35 years ago by Betty Amison, the original executive director of the Grace Community Center. Elaine Page is the current executive director.

 


 

 

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