Sigma Gamma Gamma Achievement Week Awards Banquet

Sigma Gamma Gamma Achievement Week Awards Banquet

by Cortez Pree
Sigma Gamma Gamma Graduate Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

The Men of Sigma Gamma Gamma Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. celebrated 110 years of their fraternal existence on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, in Okinawa, Japan. Sigma Gamma Gamma is also known as “The Okinawa Ques” was established in Okinawa, Japan on February 28, 1987, aboard Kadena Airbase in Okinawa, Japan.  Achievement Week is one of the Fraternity’s mandated programs that is conducted worldwide during the week of the Fraternity’s Birthday. Achievement Week is designed to recognize those individuals at the local and international levels who have contributed to community uplift. A High School Essay Contest, Talent Hunt, Veterans Day Parade, Church Service, and birthday dinner are to be held in conjunction with Sigma Gamma Gamma Achievement Week festivities. Sigma Gamma Gamma recently held their annual Achievement Week Awards Banquet on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at the Crow’s Nest aboard Camp Shields Navy Base. Winston Clarke, III who is a senior at Kadena High School, kicked off the program as he was presented with a $500 Scholarship for being the 2021 Fall Scholarship Winner. Mr. Clarke, III provided the audience with a rendition of his award-winning essay. Lilyana Roque who is a member of the Footloose Dance Studio under the direction of Marisel Hayden was crowned the winner of the 2021 High School Talent Hunt Contest. Caleese “CC” Council was crowned the winner of the 2021 Middle School Talent Hunt Contest. The Chapter selected 7 finalists for the Citizen of the Year Award and they are as follows: Mr. Devinti Williams, Mr. Serio Mendoza, Mr. James Strait, Ms. Krista Hurley, Ms. Latoya Scott, Ms. Gina Leidig, and Mrs. Vonna McKoy. Mr. James Strait, Kubasaki Principal and 2021 DODEA Principal of the Year, was selected as the winner of the 2021 Citizen of the Year Award. The following Omega Men were selected for awards: Captain Toneo Gulley (Colonel Charles Young Award), Brother Anthony Polk (New Member of the Year Award) Brother Robert Taylor (Superior Service Award), Brother John Smith (Founder’s Award), Brother Justin Thurman (Basileus Award), Brother Cortez Pree (Father of the Year Award), and Brother Donald Gardner, Jr. (Omega Man of the Year Award). Congratulations to all of the Award Winners.


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