HAMPTON, Va. — Hundreds of people attended an annual event that celebrates achievements by young men. The 25th Annual 200+ Scholars Breakfast took place on Saturday at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
The event honored 924 African American high school males who are graduating from Hampton Roads public and private high schools with a 3.0 or better GPA.
The 200+ Scholars Breakfast is held by the Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men Inc., which was established in 2004. On their website, they say: "The Foundation supports programs offered by the Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men and other initiatives that improve the lives of African Americans."
A spokesperson said: "The Scholars Breakfast receives support from colleges and universities within and around the Commonwealth of Virginia, local public and private high schools, corporate partners and others."
"Our members share a common vision of transforming lives and communities by developing and presenting a coordinated approach to addressing issues and solving problems," he continued.
Each student that attended the event received the 200+ Scholars medallion, and scholarships were awarded to some of the honorees.