MORENO VALLEY, CA-Randy Haley, 9, is a dual sport athlete. He runs track for the TJ Striders where he participates in running 100m, 200m, and 400m. His best times are 14.47 seconds (100m), 29.78 seconds (200m), and 108.74 (400m). His goal was to perfect his running time for football, but he ended up loving track and making it to the championships in all three events. He also plays football where he is the starting running back for the Moreno Valley Falcons. The best thing that Haley loves about sports is winning. His overall goal is to be a running back for University of Southern California (USC) or University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
SAN BERNARDINO, CA- The Westside Story News sends out special congratulations to two of our interns. Miss Noelle Lilley graduated from Arroyo Valley High School, and Mr. Mitchell Young graduated from San Bernardino High School. We wish them both much success and blessings has they embark on the career journeys.
SAN BERNARDINO, CA- On Thursday, May 15, at the Santos Manuel Student Union on the campus of California State University San Bernardino, Youth Action Project (YAP), the Black Voice News Foundation, Young Visionaries and Buffong Consulting Solutions came together to present the 4th Annual Inland Empire High School Black Graduate Recognition Ceremony. The evening was filled with cultural celebration and community connectedness. It ended with a mantra from the students who pledge to continue to support each other, be responsible family members, and leaders within the Inland Empire.
This year’s keynote speaker was Dr. Will Greer. He challenged the students to look at the crucial role that education has played in the history of African Americans, as well as a tool to achieve any desired dreams. There were approximately 200 students that were recognized and awarded Kente Stoles that symbolized academic excellence, community leadership, and personal reasonability. In addition, there were eight $500 scholarships awarded based on essays, G.P.A., community service and recommendations. Carolyn Tillman was awarded the Dorothy Ingram Award which signifies a celebration of youth, accomplishment, and culture through the advancement of higher education among underserved population. Tillman represents a drum major that connects and creates opportunities for students of the Inland Empire to ensure their success in college and to develop their potential.