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|Charlotte Post Best banquet honors educators and leadership|
|Virtual gala is April 17 at 6 p.m|
|Published Monday, April 12, 2021 8:30 pm|
|PHOTO | PATRICE JOHNSON|
|The 24th Charlotte Post Best banquet is going virtual on April 17 after the 2020 gala was postponed due to COVID-19.|
The Charlotte Post Foundation’s annual gala is a virtual affair.
The April 17 Post Best banquet, which starts at 6 p.m., will feature pre-recorded and live elements, was moved from its original Oct. 10, 2020 date due to coronavirus spread. Tickets are $50 and proceeds will go to the foundation’s education-related initiatives, which include an after-school remedial reading program for third- and fourth-graders at Walter G. Byers Middle School; Top Seniors, an annual recognition of Mecklenburg County high school scholars; and seminars through Black Lives Matter Charlotte.
“Our programs are absolutely essential, we feel, to enriching life in the Charlotte area and to the struggle for equity and inclusion for all,” Post Publisher Gerald Johnson said.
The Foundation’s Luminary Award winner is Bishop Claude Alexander of The Park Church.
Educator of the Year is retired Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools principal and administrator Curtis Carroll, an advocate of rigorous academics from nurturing teachers.
The top two African American high school seniors in academics have earned foundation scholarships to college: Olympic High graduate Raven Nikohl Funderburk and Emory Reed Brinson of South Mecklenburg High.
In addition to the honorees, entertainment for the gala will include vocalists Maria Howell, Karen Poole, Ray Singleton and A Sign of The Times.
To buy tickets for the banquet, go online at https://asoft8281.accrisoft.com/postfound/events/2021/04/17/cpf-event/post-best-banquet
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