13th Annual Awards Ceremony for the Elite Youth Outreach

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Mayor Ali officially declared May 13 to be Peoria Park District Youth Outreach and Intervention Division Day

PEORIA (WEEK) – Peoria Mayor Rita Ali presented former Mayor Jim Ardis the Elite Lifetime Achievement Award at Thursday night’s 2021 Elite Youth Outreach Graduation.

Elite graduates completed a program that teaches respect, acts of courtesy, and civility. Their instructors teach students that it is not about what they’ve done in the past, it’s about where they’re going in the future.

More than 40 people were honored at Thursday night’s 13th annual Awards ceremony sponsored by the Scottish Rite Theatre.

The banquet was filled with live music and several awards to Heart of Illinois residents who have given back to the community.

“This is the 13th year where we’re culminating in a celebration of young people who are moving forward in the work world,” said Carl Cannon who runs the Elite Youth Outreach Program for the Peoria Park District.

Mayor Ali also officially declared May 13 to be Peoria Park District Youth Outreach and Intervention Division Day.

This year’s awards and their recipients include the following:

Chuck Scofield Memorial Award
Ms. Monica Wilson
ELITE Community Service Award
Reverend Marvin D. Hightower
ELITE Executive Leadership Award
Mr. Derrick Booth
ELITE Executive Leadership Award
Mr. Kim Blickenstaff
ELITE Lifetime Achievement Award
Mayor Jim Ardis

This year’s high school graduates include the following:

Adriyona Alexander-Carpenter
Sterhlyng Adkins-Dutro
Armon Allen
Independence Armstrong
Lorena Barriga
Elijah Berry
Chance Booth
Jonasia Brown
Joanna Camacho
Kailey Cassidy
Bakama Diakite
Sarijah Fitzgerald
Francisco Garcia
Evelyn Giron
Adrianna Goss
Karma Henderson
Ju’niyah Hurd
Percy King
Anna Leitner
Mia Lisowsky
Justus Omowumi
Akeisjah Parker
Tabriz Pittman
Amare Pollard
JC Preciado
Jesus Reyes
Ahmani Rufai
Melanie Tamayo
Shannon Tuma
Jhay’Da Wells
Sarah Young

This year’s re-entry graduates include the following:

Kelviunta Coleman
Roderick Coleman
Ashley Duncan
Fred Forest
Marvin King
Dorzedwards Moore

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