Meet Me at the Court holds Black History Person and Youth of the Year Banquet


Local non-profit Meet Me at the Court held its 2024 Black History Person and Youth of the Year Banquet Saturday night at the parish hall of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in El Dorado. Honorees included Youth of the Year Breanna Malone - pictured with MMC founder and president Veronica Bailey and Malone's mother, Candace Carter - and Sports honoree Whitney Frazier.

Other local luminaries honored by the organization included Kathay Walter, a retired educator, for Education; Cleothis Jamerson, who was posthumously given the Business honor, which was accepted by his wife, Cacita Jamerson; Pastor E.J. Farley Jr., of New Olive Branch Baptist Church, who received the 2024 Robert and Margie Bailey Humanitarian Award award; and Mark Massey, who earned the Community award.

Retired educator Bettie Elerson delivered the keynote address.

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