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Updated: 02/15/2017 08:30:02AM

Youth Leadership recognized

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Polk County Assistant Superintendent John Small gives a Youth Leadership Award to Cadet Col. Marcus Wright Friday at the 17th Annual L.B. Brown Heritage Festival. With him is Principal Cmdt. Steven Cochran.

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Cadet Col. Michael White drew smiles and laughs from the audence as he gracefully accpeted the Youth Leadership Award Friday at the competition at the 17th Annual L.B. Brown Heritage Festival Friday.

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Anita D. Fine, the principal of Compass Middle School, talks about Jamita Adams, the recipient of the Youth Leadership Award at the 17th Annual L.B. Brown Heritage Festival.

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Sha'Lexia Sanders, right, was given the Youth Leadership Award from Mulberry High School at the 17th Annual L.B. Brown Heritage Festival.

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Both awarded at the same time Fort Meade HIgh School student Desmond Bush nad Fort Meade Middle student Randy Campbell were given the Youth Leadership Award Friday at the 17th Annual L.B. Brown Heritage Festival in Bartow. Awarding them is school principal Amy Hardee.

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Bartow High principal Emilean Clemons awards LIonel Zuloaga the Youth Leadership Award Friday at the L.B. Brown Heritage Festival in Bartow.

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In his senior year at Bartow International Baccalaureate Manning Chuor has a GPA higher than near 4.0 and he doesn't speak complete English. Principal Dr. Brenda Hardman sings his praises at the Youth Leadership Awards Friday at the L.B. Brown Heritage Festival.

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Shanise Clarke was named the winner of the Youth Leadership Award for Mulberry Middle School on Feb. 10 at the ceremony at the L.B. Brown Heritage Festival. With her is principal Cynthia Canelose, L.B. Brown Committee President Gloria McCoy and schools Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd.

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Bartow Middle School Principal Chris Roberts points out Youth Leadership Award winner Ryan Elbert's strongest traits at the ceremony at the L.B. Brown Heritage Festival on Friday.

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Union Academy's Derrick Floyd accepts his Youth Leadership Award from Bartow Vice Mayor James F. Clement Friday at the L.B. Brown Heritage Festival. To Floyd's right is Union Assistant Principal Alonzo Williams.

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At the L.B. Brown Youth Leadership Awards program, Cadet Col. Marcus Wright let people know why this award is bestowed.

“It’s not what you are doing for yourself that counts, but look at what you are doing for others,” said the winner from Summerlin Academy. He was one of 11 students given the award at the start of the 17th Annual L.B. Brown Festival this past Friday. “I think of it on a weekly basis.”

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