Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc Kappa Omega Omega Chapter, Bakersfield, Ca.
“Soaring To Greater Heights In Academic Excellence”
It’s That Time of Year Again. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc Kappa Omega Omega Chapter with the support of The Bakersfield Ivy Legacy Foundation, Inc Will Host Its 44th African American Graduation Awards Program to recognize and celebrate the high achievements of our African American Students In Bakersfield.
Bakersfield, April 11, 2023 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc Kappa Omega Omega Chapter with the support of the Bakersfield Ivy Legacy Foundation, will host its 44th African American Graduation Awards Program on Tuesday April 11, 2023 at 6pm at The Bakersfield High School Harvey Auditorium 1241 G Street, Bakersfield, CA. The theme for this year’s Graduation Awards Program is “Soaring To Greater Heights In Academic Excellence”.
8th Grade Recognition – Letters were sent out to 27 schools from various school Districts in Kern County to identify African American students for Kappa Omega Omega Chapter and The Bakersfield Ivy Legacy Foundation to honor at the 44th Graduation Awards Program. The Awards Committee received names from 26 of the schools, totaling 333 8th Grade students who will be honored for their commitment to Academic Excellence.
High school Recognition – Students with a GPA of 3.0 to 4.5 will be recognized and honored for their High Academic Achievement and Excellence inside and outside of the classroom (including community service, leadership and written essay). Applications came in from numerous High Schools from various school Districts. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Kappa Omega Omega Chapter with the support of The Bakersfield Ivy Legacy Foundation will be honoring more than 30 African American students from the following 14 Bakersfield High Schools:
Stockdale High School
Bakersfield High School
Highland High School
Independence High School
Centennial High School
Liberty High School
Arvin High School
Ridgeview High School
South High School
Garces High School
Golden Valley High School
University Bound Home school
Mira Monte High School
Bakersfield Christian High School
“Attendance At The Event Is Limited To Awards Recipients And Their Families”
WHO WE ARE
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc was founded on January 15, 1908, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC. Our founders were among the fewer than 1,000 African American women enrolled in higher education institutions in 1908, and the 25 women who received bachelor of arts degrees from Howard University between 1908 and 1911. Kappa Omega Omega Chapter, Bakersfield California of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc was chartered on May 13, 1976. The insight and hard work done by 15 women, Sisters Susianna Anderson, Wilma Anderson (Wright), Wanda Bradford, Elsie Cashie, Linda Cato (Hoyle), Jeanette Fulton, Lavenia Goodloe, Alta Harvey, Cheryl Hyde, Marilyn Jones, Mazie Mack, Adelle Minor, Darnell Rucker, Debra Travis, and Jane Van Hook led to the chartering of the Kappa Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. For 47 years, the Ladies of Kappa Omega Omega Chapter have relentlessly served Bakersfield, CA and we have no intentions of slowing down! We will continue to provide ”Service to All Mankind”
THE BAKERSFIELD IVY LEGACY FOUNDATION, INC (BILF)
The Mission of the Bakersfield Ivy Legacy Foundation is to collaborate with educational agencies, local businesses, non-profits and individuals to secure and manage resources for the educational, leadership and philanthropic programs of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Kappa Omega Omega Chapter.
BILF President: Raquell Jones