Hugs and High Hopes at Celebration of Excellence

A special kind of high school graduation ceremony honored 400 young people at Atlanta’s Celebration of Excellence.  The achievements of children in foster care are the highlight of this annual event.  It’s designed to show kids, who’ve traveled a tough road, that people care about them and will help them succeed.  Keynote speaker Victoria Rowell shared her experience as a foster kid who became an actress and author.  Eight community organizations, including the NSORO Foundation and the Juvenile Law Committee of the Young Lawyers Division sponsored the evening.  Reporter and videographer Amani Channel captured the hugs and hopes at the Celebration of Excellence.