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MEP celebrated Black History Month in southern Arizona at the Sierra Vista Dreamers Program

February 13, 2016

9:00-3:00 p.m.

Free lunch

Speaker: Dr. Randall Roy, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sierra Vista, AZ

Speaker: Benjamin Frazier, History Maker in Congressional Debate, won over 40 medals, plaques and awards in the last two years of high school. Ben is a senior at the University of Iowa and in the Iowa National Guard.

A forum will be held in the morning with different STEM professionals.

Sponsors: UPS Foundation & Sulphur Springs Valley Electrical Cooperative

The exhibit was at Buena High school on the evening of Wednesday February 24, 1016

Different groups shared their information during a cultural heritage evening.

The 2nd Motivational speaker Ben Frazier with youth. 

Ben shared his disinterest in academics in middle school and how joining debate in high school helped him to focus and excel to become 8th in the United States in Congressional debate as a senior in high school.

On Saturday, February 27, the West Side Missionary Baptist Church hosted exhibit and STEM forum. Dr. Pearl Jefferson, MEP Southern Director, had several guests. The first was Mr. Stepnany, of Stepnany Bros Auto Body Inc. He is from St. Louis and shared how he started his company as a young man right out of high school.  

Family morning at the event.

The Volunteer group at the Sierra Vista Dreamers Center.

This year they served over 120 people!

Sponsors: Sulphur Springs Valley Electrical Cooperative, UPS Foundation, The First God in Christ Church and US Foods.

The other part of the volunteer committee, planning for 2017!

The Robot contest enteries.

This years winners of the robotics contest!

Each youth gets a tee-shirt with their picture of the winning robot they designed from last year.

The 1st Motivational Speaker, Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Randall Roy and Dr. Briana Roy with their son.

Dr. Roy is originally from Los Angeles, CA and shared how excelling in football helped him to reach his dream to become a surgeon.

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