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New leaders for NAACP youth

naacp-600The Memphis NAACP Youth Council has welcomed in new leadership for the coming year.

Officers and committee chairs were installed at the recent meeting of the Youth Council in their traditional candlelight ceremony. Madeleine Taylor, executive director of the Memphis Branch NAACP, conducted the installation service, which was followed by an address on leadership by D. John Jackson, vice president Global Customer Services/Customer Identity at FedEx.

The officers for 2012-2013 are: President, Cache' Truitt; 1st Vice President, Gabrielle Taylor; 2nd Vice President, Krysten Harvey; Secretary, Autumn White; Assistant Secretary, Sharmaine Burton; Treasurer, Marissa Knox; Assistant Treasurer, P.J. Lester; Parliamentarian, Tarrolyn Barros; Historian, Angelika Gilbert;

Committee Chairs: Health Committee, Destiny McClaine/Marissa Knox; Political Action Committee, Glenn Vaulx/Brian Turner; Education Committee, Helen Bond/Destiny McClaine; Juvenile Justice Committee, Autumn White/Caira Ellis; Fundraising Committee, Gabrielle Taylor/Krysten Harvey; Black History Committee, Tarrolyn Barras; Membership Committee, Cache' Truitt/Gabrielle Taylor; Communication Committee, Cache' Truitt/Caira Ellis.

The new officers and committee chairs will begin work following a trip to the National NAACP Convention in July.

Council members said farewell to the graduating seniors, who donned T-shirts reflecting their college choices,

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