Annual Young & Gifted Awards Program with Columbia Urban League

This event will be held at noon on Saturday, February 23 2019, at Brookland Baptist Church, located at 1066 Sunset Blvd. in West Columbia, SC 29169. High school seniors with a 3.0 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale, who were nominated by their respective schools, will be recognized in the areas of academics, the arts, leadership, technology, and athletics.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Nia Peters. Dr. Peters is a Research Electrical Engineer with the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, OH. She is a 2003 graduate of C.A. Johnson High School here in Columbia, SC where she was valedictorian of her senior class. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, a master’s degree in Software Engineering from Auburn University and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Howard University.


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