The Leaf Foundation recently announced its 2014-15 award winners. The following community activists were honored during The Leaf Foundation Pageant held recently at Hattiesburg High School.
Nedra Allgood, Dr. Kesia Pope – Volunteers of the Year: Allgood is a Gulf Coast representative on the Leaf Foundation’s Board of Directors. Responsible for fundraising and special projects, she is a former Miss Gulfport and Miss Biloxi who helps prepare Leaf contestants for state competition via mock interviews.
According to Leaf Foundation Chair Michael Marks, Hattiesburg High School Assistant Principal Dr. Kesia Pope is defined by a lifetime of community work, service to the arts and helping those in need. “The young people whose lives she has touched have benefitted tremendously from her gift of caring. She is a true mentor.” Pope, who serves as an advertising representative to the board, was recently a part of the Foundation’s delegation to The Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.
Randy Swan – Business Person of the Year: WDAM-TV Anchor Randy Swan has covered The Leaf Foundation both locally and in state competition since its inception in 2005.
Sponsors of the Year – Pine Belt Trophies and Gifts, Southland Florist, and Lamar Times: “Without the help of community agencies that believe in scholarship programs, our efforts are in vain. Pine Belt Trophies, Southland Florist and The Lamar Times help us realize careers for young women in our state. We are proud to say we appreciate their support publicly,” says Board Member Carroll D. Pierce of Seminary.
Leaf Foundation was to honor past Miss Hattiesburg Director Brian Blair at its preliminary pageant at Hattiesburg High School.
For more information on The Leaf Foundation, visit leafrivervalley.com.
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