MBK Community Network Spotlight: White Plains
We featured this MBK Community Network spotlight in our April 2018 newsletter
Last month, the White Plains MBK Initiative partnered with the Beta Alpha Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the White Plains Youth Bureau to honor 208 high school juniors and seniors for academic achievement. The program encourages Black and Latino students to strive for high academic success.
The following schools participated in the program:
- White Plains High School
- New Rochelle High School
- Scarsdale High School
- Woodlands High School
- Rye Country Day School
- Archbishop Stepinac High School
Nolan DeFreitas, a senior at Archbishop Stepinac, received the 2018 Youth of the Year Award for community service, leadership, and academic excellence. Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Benjamin Boykin gave the keynote address. White Plains Mayor Thomas M. Roach and former New York Knicks Basketball Player Allan Houston also greeted the students.