VERO BEACH- Angelia Perry, Executive Director of the Gifford Youth Achievement Center was honored at the African Diaspora Awards as a Shining Star Honoree February 25th. The awards were held at the Kight Center for Emerging Technologies at Indian River State College produced by Jane Bassa-Tolliver, president of Perfect Results, Inc. and hosted by 104.5 The Flame Radio.

Other honorees included Highwayman Al Black, Charles & Hassie Russ owners of Granny’s Kitchen, Patrick Duval, Willy J. Williams Sr., Phyllis M. Gillespie, Esq. , Pearl Matthews Liverpool, and City of Fort Pierce Police Chief Diane Hobley-Burney.​

Freddie Woolfork, Jane Bassa-Tolliver, Edwin Massey, Alice Lee and Representative Larry Lee, Jr.

Each honoree has shown themselves to be a leader and an outstanding member of the Treasure Coast community providing service or contributions both locally and world wide.

Hassie and Charles Russ.

State Representative Larry Lee, Jr., Dr. Edwin Massey and Bassa-Tolliver all spoke about the importance of education, community volunteerism and the service provided by the honorees before a short video was played on each recipient.