The Swag Achievement Organization held its 1st Annual Young Scholars Banquet at St. John’s Downtown Church.

With Susan Alexander’s leadership, the organization aims to promote quality opportunities for children and transform their lives through education. The keynote speaker for the banquet was Jerry Ford Jr. and Robert Lampkin was the inspirational speaker.

Family and friends of the scholars were treated to live performances from Victorio Menghi, Shelle, Courtney Brook, Tiffany West and La Trese Cotton. The scholars honored were Victoria Adeniran, Lynette Amaram, Antonette Atori, Lurvin Bernandez, Lance Byron, Kirbee Celestine, Trevor Dinh, Christine Egu, Jaida Ellis, Ibukunoluwa Falana, Mayra Gonzalez, Janis Hernandez, Sebastian Hurtado, Sada Leondard, Alejandra Lizama, Alondra Martinez, Ariel Nguyen, Uche Ohoebuem, Vanessa Phung, Alejandra Rangel and Kelsei Young.