The 31st Image Awards Scholarship Banquet, hosted by the Gamma Chi Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., will be held Sat., May 7, 7 PM at the Wichita Marriott; 9100 Corporate Hills Drive; Wichita. The annual banquet honors Wichita citizens who “set themselves apart, by their efforts to make life better for others.” The theme of this year’s banquet is “Unbreakable H.O.P.E.” (Helpful – Optimism 0 Perseverance & Empowerment). 

Awards to be given include the Twyla J. McFall Young Achiever, Golden Eagle, Lifetime Achievement, Tri-Strand, Entrepreneurial, and Community Legacy Award. Some of the 2016 honorees include: 

Ebony S. Clemons, J’vonnah Maryman, Regina McCarty, Lai-L Daugherty, Ti’Juana Hardwell, Christyn Breathett, Cameo Profit, Judge Nelsonna Barnes, Maaskalah Thomas, Pastor Roderick & First Lady Patricia Houston, Joshua Enlow, Renaire Palmer and Richard Smart III. 

Tickets to the banquet are $50 per person with a portion of the banquet proceeds going to Image Awards scholarship recipients. Each year, the sigma present scholarships to support outstanding high school students in the local community.

To purchase tickets, contact the event chairpersons; Pamela Witherspoon and Debra Davis, or send email inquiries prior to May 1 to kansassigmas@gmail.com. Donations are accepted. 

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