Ridgway student to speak at Florida youth summit


William L. Fells III of Pine Bluff has been selected to speak at the opening session of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Monday, July 21, in Orlando, Fla.

Fells, a member of the Interested Citizens for Voter Registration’s Pen or Pencil King Team, was chosen by the National Alliance of Faith and Justice to speak at the “Take A Stand To Keep A Seat National Youth Mentoring Summit”July 19-21.

The summit is sponsored by the NAFJ in conjunction with the NABCJ and will be held at the Hilton Orlando Hotel.

The Pine Bluff delegation consists of Makiya Hines, Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School, representative for the “Spell It Like It Is” competition; Rick Holman, Belair Middle School, representative for “Old School, New School” competition; and Fells of Ridgway Christian School.

Mentors traveling with the students are Tina Owens, Sandra Smith-Jones and Rev. Jesse C. Turner, ICVR executive director.

Details: Call 536-7274.