Local six grader to be honored by Armed Services YMCA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSFA) – The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) will present a number of awards to outstanding individuals and programs that work to improve the quality of life for junior enlisted personnel and their families at their 23rd Annual Recognition Luncheon on Capitol Hill Thursday, May 13, 2010.

A Montgomery sixth-grader, Lorenzo Williams, has been chosen as the first place winner among submissions ASYMCA's annual Student Art & Essay Contest.

Open to children of U.S. military personnel across the globe, artists like Lorenzo were asked to create original work on the topic of "My Military Family."

A full list of honorees from forward operating positions around the world and Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, along with copies of winning student essays and art work will be available at www.asymca.org on May 10, 2010.

The event will feature a keynote address by Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-1-Texas).

The ASYMCA is a national nonprofit organization and the leading provider of social and support services to members of the U.S. military and their families. The awards will be presented as part of Military Appreciation Month.

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