Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy High School Students Recognized during Honors Convocation

CSKYWLA High School students who maintain stellar grades for three consecutive semesters are presented with a Varsity Academic sweater.  The sweater symbolizes perseverance and achievement as the young women overcome many personal obstacles to maintain a creditable academic record.  Honorees selected mentors, family members, and teachers stand with them as the sweaters were presented.  As scholars matriculate, they accumulate academic achievements, chevrons and pins that are added to the sweater to showcase their accomplishments.

CSK Honors Sweaters

Principal Termerion Lakes remarked, “It was an honor to present the academic sweaters at our first annual Honors Convocation.  The sweaters were donated by Veronica Campbell, a consummate supporter of our school.”

Several young women were honored for a variety of academic and civic accomplishments.  A crowd favorite, The Turn Around Award, recognized two young women who made tremendous improvements in their cumulative grade point averages.  Many audience members were misty eyed as the young ladies approached the stage in tears.  One parent approached the program facilitators and remarked, “This is what it’s all about.”

For additional information regarding CSKYWLA High School, please visit the school’s website at

Submitted by Termerrion Lakes McCrary,

Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy Principal.


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