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NAACP honors Courier writer
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Recognition: Coastal Courier staff writer Andrea Washington sits with her NAACP President’s Award.
Coastal Courier staff writer Andrea Washington was recently awarded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s President's Award by the Liberty County Branch of the NAACP for her work in reporting the issues and volunteering in the community.
Washington, who has been a writer with the Courier since June 2006, said she was proud of her new accomplishment and thanked the local NAACP chapter for recognizing her efforts.
“I’ve never been the kind of person who does something in hopes of being rewarded, but it’s always a pleasure, especially when I least suspect it, to be recognized for two of the things I love doing: writing and volunteering in the community,” she said. “I thank the members of the Liberty County Branch of the NAACP and President Rev. Liston Singletary III for this honor and hope I can inspire other young people to get involved in community service.”
In recent months, Washington has served as a panelist at political and community forums and worked as the co-advisor for the Courier’s Youth Advisory Council.
And at a time when most of the focus has been on development, she has written a number of stories detailing the level of poverty in Liberty County, questioning whether the newfound economic growth is being spread equally throughout the community.
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