The five areas of recognition include education, humanitarianism, citizenship/government, business and the arts and science (which include art, fine arts, drama and athletics). The recipients are alumni who have been an inspiration to minorities in one of the categories or non-AACS alumni who have been an inspiration at the local level.

The recipient of this year’s Education Award is Mr. Adrian Powell.

Mr. Jarrod Bunch is the Arts and Science Award recipient.

Mrs. Elena Marquetti is the recipient of this year’s Business Award.

Mrs. Octavia Harris is the recipient of the Citizenship and Government Award.

Mr. Steve Sargent is this year’s recipient of the Humanitarianism Award.

The Trailblazers Program was created as a culminating event to recognize individuals who have found or created a path of success for students to follow. In addition to recognizing these individuals, the assembly also serves to inspire students to achieve goals they set for themselves throughout their lives.

Students throughout the district participate in activities all month long, including a writing competition, African-American guest speakers, a Living Museum, spirit week, spirit month, daily PSA’s, and a Black History video.  We were excited to collaborate and synchronize our efforts throughout the district.  This will become an annual celebration that we work on together and will work to improve upon each year.

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