Word of the Day: Accolade
By Syretta Jones
Accolade: A mark, ceremony or award to show approval and acknowledgement; a tangible symbol
Winning awards are great. They encourage us to keep working, to work harder, to keep going when the road seems rough and they show us that our work has made an impact. Leslie Jean-Pierre, the mastermind behind Little Black Village, has dedicated his life to volunteering and helping others and because of this he was presented with a great accolade. He was recently awarded the Franklin H. Williams Award for outstanding community service. Hard work pays off even when you think no one notices. Leslie’s help extends past the landforms of the United States and reaches across the ocean. Let’s all congratulate him on his many accomplishments at such a young age and continue to do our part in helping others rather it’s with our city limits or across the bodies of water that separate us from our neighboring countries.