SAN ANTONIO – (April 6, 2019) In support of the partnership with the NAACP, the Prince Hall Shriners of Moussa Temple No. 106 attended the 17th Annual San Antonio NAACP Youth Image Awards Luncheon held at the Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade.
Isaiah Johnson was one of 11 Image Awards winners recognized during the 17th Annual San Antonio NAACP Youth Image Awards Luncheon held at the Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade. Standing with Johnson are (left to right) Miss Fiesta San Antonio Victoria Gonzalez, 2018 Miss NAACP Alexis Thomas, and 2019 Queen of Soul Raeleen Brown. (Photos by Burrell Parmer/R40 Photos)
The event honored outstanding youth nominated by schools and community organizations in the areas of art, academics, military science, athletic achievements, leadership, journalism/communication, and volunteerism.
The talented and versatile winners of the branch’s Afro-Academic Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) competition was highlighted as well.
Noble Kenneth Carnes, Moussa Temple’s liaison representative to the San Antonio Branch, attended along with Illustrious Potentate Derek Scott and others.
“Moussa Temple continues to support the NAACP Youth Council because it serves as a benchmark to recognize and acknowledge them for their achievements and contributions amongst their peers,” said Carnes, who recently joined the NAACP. “It enables our youth to become empowered within their communities.”
According to Carnes, the youth recognized during the event are the communities’ “legacy makers”, who represent future physicians, lawyers, activists, scientists, politicians, entrepreneurs, inventors, and educators.
Members of Moussa Temple No. 106 with awards winners of the 17th Annual San Antonio NAACP Youth Image Awards, along with, Miss. NAACP, the Queen of Soul Court, and Miss. San Antonio Fiesta at the Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade. (Photo by Burrell Parmer/R40 Photos)
Moussa Temple has been a Silver Life Member of the San Antonio NAACP Branch since 1988 and members of Moussa Temple have served within the branch in a number of capacities, to include branch president.
“Our organization is totally committed to supporting both the San Antonio NAACP Branch and the Youth Council,” said Carnes. “As ambassadors, we’re charged to maintain and enhance effective communication between Moussa Temple and the NAACP leadership.”
The mission of the NAACP is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
For more information about the NAACP Youth Council contact Regina Horne-Espree at firstname.lastname@example.org.