Four community members have sacrificed their time and talents for the greater good.
On Monday, they were rewarded for the impact they have made in the community during the Manassas City Council meeting, according to a release.
A proclamation read at the meeting acknowledged the individuals — Logan Russell, Courtney Holeman, Renee Anderson and Mastery Gunnery Sergeant Carroll Braxton — and their efforts.
The City of Manassas celebrated Black History Month with the recognition.
Here is more information about the four community members, according to a release:
Logan Russell, a local aspiring journalist, was recognized for featuring journalistic stories on the Manassas Boys and Girls Club, producing anti-bullying videos for local teens and serving as a delegate for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit, where she contributed to the winning white paper on Women and Global Leadership.
Courtney Holeman is a fervent supporter of various community projects and nonprofits, and a champion of youth development and leadership causes; including a Jack and Jill of America youth family ancestry workshop at the Manassas Museum. She will serve as president of the Manassas Boys and Girls Club Board during the next term of office.
Dr. Renee Anderson was recognized for being the Head of Collections at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. She has used her skills and talents to enrich the cultural life of Manassas with her willingness to mentor and positively impact the lives of area youth.
Mastery Gunnery Sergeant Carroll Braxton is among the 20 men who served in the Montford Point Marines, the nation’s first African American Marine unit that received the Congressional Gold Medal, and whose legacy as a trailblazing leader will leave a mark on history.