40th Annual YMCA Black Achievers Celebration

On Feb. 23, the YMCA of Greater Louisville’s Black Achievers program honored high school senior participants who Achievers of the Year in a ceremony held at Millionaires Row at Churchill Downs. Alyssia Leach, a senior at DuPont Manual High School was awarded the Youth Achiever of the Year Award, and WAVE 3 anchor Dawne Gee was recognized as the Adult Achiever of the Year.

Photos by Kathryn Harrington

  • Mary and Cheryl Walker.

  • Rev. Diane Baldwin and Steve Sexton.

  • Frank and Gayle Dessuit with Bri Miller.

  • Valeria Ford, Betty Kinzer and Teresa Couts.

  • Riley and Nicole Fitzpatrick.

  • Denise and Ayana Bivens.

  • Angela Foster and Anita Wages.

  • Valerie Jackson, Tanya Sallee and Denise Pass.

  • Kim and Regina Barnett.

  • Jacqui Fritz and Mike Perry.

  • Jon and Ashley Byerly.

  • Jerry and Barbara Swartz.

  • Youth Achiever of the Year Alyssia Leach.

  • Genesis, Lewis and Kelly Ridgeway.

  • Natasha Montgomery, Eryn Griffin and Victoria Russell.

  • Sheila Spence, Terrian Miles and Patricia Foree.

  • Sadie, Anwar and Jamaal Abdulnur with Daryl Burton.

  • Brendana Carey and Ty Barnett.

  • Carolyn Collins, Kamora Laye and Janice Anderson Littlejohn.