Gloucester County NAACP to Honor 2016 Game Changers

naacp-webDEPTFORD — The Gloucester County NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) hosted its Annual Freedom Fund Dinner & Gam Changers Awards presentation on Oct. 30. Many past and present award winners, joined by corporate sponsors, public officials, family, friends and community members gathered to socialize, reminisce and honor the 2016 Game Changers:

Prestigious President’s Award: Sean Dalton, Gloucester County Prosecutor

Joseph Jones, Former Woodbury Superintendent of Schools

Rev. Ralph Graves, Cornerstone Community Church, Williamstown, NJ

Dr. Irene Hill Smith Civil Rights Award: Wilfredo “Wil” Rojas, M.Ed.. 3rd VP GC NAACP

Community Service Award: Eunice Smith, Direct Descendant of Newton “Newt” Knight and Actress

Law & Justice Award: Gregg Zeff, Esq. Civil Rights Attorney

Public Safety Award: Lt. Walt. P. Garrison II, Elk Township Police Dept.

Angela Jones Medical Award: Dr. Ricardo Perez, DO

Education Award: Richmond Garrick, Artist & Teacher, Williamstown High School

Faith-Based Award: Rev. Charles Boyer. Bethel AME Church, Woodbury

Labor “Friend” Award: Javier Soto, Vice-Pres. H.E.R.E. Local 54

Media and Journalism Award: Greg Adomaitis, Supervising Reporter, Camden/Burlington Counties

Rising Star Award: Mitchell Primas, Golf Enthusiast

Veterans Service Award: Willis H. Gray, Jr., Retired USMC

Entertainer of the Year Award: Kim Spencer, Thespian

Non-Profit Leadership Award: Denise Pool, Heart to Heart

Entrepreneurial Award: Herman Winters, Lorman Construction Solutions, LLC

Government “Public Policy Award: ASW Gabriela M. Mosquera, NJ 4th Legislative District

President’s Youth Award: Summer Pierce

Next Generation Youth Award: Sharniece Jones

Special Youth Award: Savannah Rain Williams

To become a Gloucester County NAACP Game Changer, potential honorees can be nominated by their peers or any member of the public. A selection committee makes the decision on the honorees.

Wilfredo “Wil” Rojas, communications chairs for the Gloucester County NAACP, quoted Sir Winston Churchill in saying, “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” The honorees are worthy of this recognition because they give much too all the communities of South Jersey.”

To learn more about the Gloucester County NAACP, visit http://www.gloucestercountynaacp.org/index.html and if you see what you like, please become a member, regardless of your background. They only ask that you support the Mission Statement and help advance it.

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