HAGERSTOWN -- Honors were bestowed upon three adults and 28 teens Saturday at the Hagerstown YMCA Black Achievers annual awards gala at Fountain Head Country Club.
Praising the three adult honorees for their achievements in the community, Alfonso Mitchell, president of the Black Achievers steering committee, reserved his highest kudos for the young people.
"This year's group of teens looks like they know where they are going," Mitchell said.
Through a series of classes, workshops, field trips and other activities, Mitchell explained the teens were introduced to the skills they will need to succeed in their adult lives.
"We toured the Washington County Hospital, traveled to Washington, D.C., and saw the Underground Railroad," said Deborah Phillips, director of the Black Achievers.