Helping Hand: Juneteenth ICT recognized for effort supporting local teens

Helping Hand: Juneteenth ICT recognized for effort supporting local teens
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Juneteenth ICT organized an effort to celebrate community with family and scholarship opportunities to ensure that local teens have the support they need to be successful. In recognition of the work to help young people in the Wichita area get ahead, KWCH and DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers lent a $1,200 Helping Hand.

The organization’s Miss Juneteenth ICT Scholarship Competition featured teens on a mission to win scholarships.

Joseph Shepard started the competition four years ago, focused on providing opportunities to Wichita-area youth. Seven teens competed in this year’s Miss Juneteenth ICT, a competition including interviews and pageant-related activities featuring presentations focused on talent and fitness and a fashion portion with contestants wearing evening gowns. Three participants walked away with titles, but Shepard said all seven deserve recognition.

“We know that they’re smart, they’re intelligent, they’re kind, they’re poised, and this platform allows the entire city to see the worth and the value of young Black women within the city, as well,” Shepard said.

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