Youth outreach center hosts first ever youth gala

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 08:02 PM

A youth gala took place at The House Of Jabez Youth Outreach Center on Saturday, Dec. 8, beginning at 6 p.m., at Warren County High School. Antoine Hargrove, the center’s CEO, helped organize this black tie event.

Centered around the theme “An Evening of Excellence,” this event was held to celebrate those youth attending schools in Vance and Warren counties who have excelled in the classroom, at their local churches and throughout their communities. The 2012-2013 iAspire Award was presented to Shaquile V. Davis, a senior at Warren County New Tech High School. Danielle Brame, a senior at Warren County High School, was named second runner-up, while Jarvis Pugh, a freshman at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University, took third runner-up.

Several individuals from Warren County and Vance County Schools were also honored: Devin Anderson, Jacquela Anderson, Tyquan Bryant, Brittney Calixte, Jalen B. Canty, Ashley Copeland, Quintin Davis, Tavis Dunson, Kiairah Graham, Sequoya Green, La’Niyah Hargrove, Dontravious Harrison, Torian Henderson, Kayla Henry, Miranda Medlin, Jhane’ Palmer, Brionna Prince, Gavin Richardson, Jonathan Solomon, Lashea Watson, Janzya Woods and Tony Wortham Jr.

Aimee Anderson, guidance counselor at Warren County Early College, was the guest speaker. The evening was highlighted by several musical selections, as well as performances by the DC Gang and Southern Vance High School’s Psi Phi Nu Step team. Members of the royal court at area schools for 2012 also made appearances, including: Tia Samuel, Warren County High School 2012 homecoming queen; Reggie Liggons and Jametrice Glover, king and queen of Southern Vance High School;  Megan Stinett, queen at Warren County New Tech; and Khadijah Tucker, empress of Warren County Early College.

Anyone who would like to volunteer their time to the center may email Hargrove at or call (919) 690-5257.