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Memphis youth come up big at NAACP National Convention

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Memphis NAACP Youth Council members showed up and showed out at the NAACP 104th National Convention in Orlando, Fla., earning an impressive number of awards and recognitions.

Check out this list:

1. 1st Place Lucille Black Award for the Highest Total Membership Production in 2012

2. Youth & College Division Membership Laydown

3. 2013 Gloster B Current Youth Leadership Award (received by Jared Jackson)

4. 2013 Youth Council of the Year

5. 2013 1st Place - Issue Award in Health

6. 2013 1st Place - Issue Award in Education

Also, former Memphis Youth Council member, Lauren Baskin, was elected to the National NAACP Youth Works Committee.