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NAACP awards scholarships

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Pictured above are at left, Da’Juan Newton, a freshman at Delta Community College; Rickey Burton, scholarship chairperson, and Shamirika Session, a freshman at Northwestern State University. Newton and Sessions were the 2015 recipients of the NAACP scholarship. See more photos on page 2.

Two local college students were awarded scholarships during Saturday night’s annual Freedom Fund Banquet.

Receiving scholarships were Shamirika Session, a freshman at Northwestern State University, and Da’Juan Newton, a freshman at Delta Community College.

Both Sessions and Newton gave a brief thanks to family and friends for their support.

The event themed “The Struggle Still Continues for Justice and Equality” was highlighted by Bishop Dwight Pate, of Churchpoint Ministries in Baton Rouge.

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