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Thirteen Daytona Beach area students will be presented to the community on Saturday, June 29, as future global leaders during the 2013 Men of Tomorrow Presentation hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Gamma Mu Omega Chapter.
The free event is at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Ave.
The 17th biennial presentation event serves as the pinnacle affair of the four-month long program for high school juniors and seniors.
Participants in this year's Men of Tomorrow program are Mainland High School students: Reginald Calhoun, Marcus Edwards, Jordan Hall, Sean Hyacinth, Dontavius King, Ricky Norris; and Seabreeze High School student Charles Nelson.
The young men will be awarded special superlatives during the event. In addition, two students will be awarded $1,000 scholarships.
Beginning in March, the young men, who are students or recent graduates attend a variety of events and regularly scheduled leadership development workshops. The students' community service project is raising funds to send two participants in the Little Men of Tomorrow program to the Daytona Beach Boys & Girls Club summer camp. Participants also were honored with a Rites of Passage Luncheon on June 8 with featured speaker DeLand City Commissioner Vonzelle Johnson.
Seven Little Men of Tomorrow, ages 5 to 6, took part in the June 29 presentation event. They were Jeffrey Harris, Jr. (Lillies of the Field); J'Marcus Burns; Jordan Young (Horizon Elementary); Justice Walker (Champion Elementary); Kamran Toby (Champion Elementary); Malcolm Curry; and Ta'Sean Mitchell (Palm Terrace Elementary).