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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 10 May 2006

The Vancouver branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People recently honored citizens who have made an outstanding contribution to their community.

Left: Vancouver branch President Earl Ford, left, joins NAACP Rites of Passage Summer Academy graduates Ashley Hines, sophomore Heritage High School, 3.0 GPA; Gordon Watkins, sophomore, Evergreen High School, 2.95 GPA; Zaire Watkins, Cascade Middle School, 3.5 GPA; Alex Foster Brown, freshman, Evergreen High School, 3.6 GPA; and Shailah Ricketts, Covington Middle School, 3.5 GPA.



Above: Vancouver branch President Earl Ford presents The Skanner Publisher Bernie Foster, left, with the 2006 NAACP Diversity Leadership Award.







Right: Fort Vancouver High School senior Loronte Allen, third from right, receives an award from state Rep. Jim Moeller, left, state Rep. Bill Fromhold, Vancouver School District Superintendent Dr. John Erickson, state Sen. Craig Pridemore and Larry Allen, Loronte's father.





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