ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Dozens got here to Pilgrim Baptist Church Sunday within the identify of each schooling and honoring Black Historical past Month.
The group has 14 graduating seniors this 12 months – its largest class ever – and helps elevate cash to make their future even brighter.
“So we wish to do what we are able to to supply some monetary help for them,” stated Pilgrim Baptist Church Scholarship Committee’s Dr. Alan Bigby, who helped lead the service.
He stated that a lot of the graduating seniors wish to go to school.
“I pray that all of us achieve our new journeys and turn out to be nice individuals of this new success and world,” stated Wanina Craighead, a graduating senior.
It’s the type of excellence and dedication that Bagby stated helps symbolize the objectives of Black Historical past Month.
“Schooling, together with heritage, together with tradition – you place all of them collectively they usually’re insurmountable, they will’t be beat,” he stated.
Veronica Hughes, one other key organizer, agreed and stated she’s proud to see her church making a distinction.
“It’s only a nice church. Nice fellowship, associates, household,” she stated.
Musical visitors included quite a lot of soloists, reward dancers, and even the gospel choirs from Patrick Henry and William Fleming Excessive Colleges.
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