Association of African American Educators San Diego, CA
Association of African American Educators San Diego, CA

A Salute to African American Students Touching the Spirit Awards



The San Diego County Association of African American Educators (AAAE) is proud to host the 2017 “Touching the Spirit” Annual Student Awards.  This program will honor 4th through 12th grade African American students. Details for this event are:


 May 2017

5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.


This awards assembly is designed to celebrate African American student achievement, community service and cultural heritage. Schools are invited to nominate and bring up to six African American students, three males and three females, to receive one of the following awards.


Male Awards                                                                                                       

  • Dr. John Griffith,  Academic Achievement Award                   
  • Dr. Charles Thomas, Community Service Award
  • Dr. Jack Kimbrough, Pride in Cultural Heritage Award


Female Awards


  • Dr. Bertha Pendleton, Academic Achievement Award
  • Dr. Shirley Weber, Community Service Award
  • Ms. Shirley Day Williams, Pride in Cultural Heritage Award


Information about the awards and the criteria for nominating students is attached. Students must be chaperoned by a parent and/or a school representative. The school/parent is responsible for assuring that every award recipient has transportation to and from this event.


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