The local civic engagement effort is part of the National NAACP “This Is My Vote 2012” campaign which was launched at the July NAACP National Convention in Los Angeles. Seven adults and four youth council members from the Reno-Sparks branch attended.
Early voting locations are available at the Nevada Secretary of State and Washoe County Registrar of Voters websites.
Nevada Air National Guard Colonel Ondra Berry, keynote speaker at the Reno-Sparks NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet in May, received the Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award from the U.S. Department of Defense at the national convention.
Berry, retired city of Reno deputy police chief, received the award for outstanding accomplishments in equal opportunity and human relations. The prestigious honor was conferred at the Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Dinner during the convention.
The Reno-Sparks NAACP scholarship committee awarded five scholarships to local high school students at its Sept. 1 meeting. Hawah Amad, Rollins Stallworth Jr., Shannon Gallimore, Marcus A. Brown and Emanuel Madrigal were scholarship recipients.
Danielle Stallworth and Rollins Stallworth Jr., also received scholarships from the National NAACP scholarship program. Winners must be NAACP Youth Council members and exhibit exemplary community service.