Bro. Walter Neighbors, Chairman
NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT WEEK PROGRAM
National Achievement Week is a mandated program of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., that was originally designed to promote the study of African American life and history. It's beginnings date back to the 1920 Grand Conclave in Nashville. It was at this Conclave that Bro. Carter G. Woodson inspired the overall idea. In 1927, at his urging, the Fraternity made National Negro Achievement Week an annual observance. In 1976, this commemoration evolved into Black History Month. Presently, the Achievement Week Program is used to recognize those individuals at the local and national levels who have made significant contributions toward improving the quality of life for African Americans.
Objectives of the Observance
- To focus attention on outstanding achievement, not only by giving appropriate recognition to those who have achieved, but also by stimulating others to gain even higher eminence.
- To implement our democratic way of life by emphasizing that all people must be judged by their accomplishments and their service to mankind, regardless of nationality, religion, or race.
- To raise the prestige of Omega by providing a worthwhile project to which our chapter may direct its energies; this united effort should stimulate and enrich the communities where Omega Psi Phi Chapters are located.
2016 ACHIEVEMENT WEEK OBSERVANCE
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Theme: "Omega Men: Living the Founder's Vision"
We are calling all male graduating seniors in Montgomery County High Schools. We look forward to recognizing these young men for their accomplishments and future endeavors. If you know a Montgomery County High School male that meets the criteria listed on the application, please have the student complete and submit the form by the published deadline(Oct. 13, 2016).
Please attach a copy of your high school transcript and send to the Mu Nu Achievement Week Chairman, P.O. Box 3330, Silver Spring, Maryland 20918. You may send the transcript separately and email the application to AchievementWeek@gmail.com
Keynote Speaker: Bro. D. Michael Lyles, Esquire
Grand Counselor, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Place - Silver Spring, Maryland
RWS Memorial Scholarship Information
Application Deadline of May 1, 2016
Honoring the academic achievements of Montgomery County's African-American Male, Public High School Seniors, Mu Nu Chapter's Citizen and Business Persons of the Year
Omega Man of the Year
Bro. Robert Jamison
Bro. Samuel Spann
Business Person of the Year
Citizen of the Year
Bro. Delano Jordan
Colonel Charles Young
Bro. Capt. (Ret.) Clarence Thomas
2014 Founder's Scholarship Recipients
|Anthony D. Jones
||Justin B. Turner
Essay Contest Winner:
Evan Peace, Macgruder High School
Bro. Walter Neighbors - Chairman