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Giants Award recipient: Mentors matter

12:32 AM, Jan 27, 2013   |    comments
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Ingrid Scott-Weekley (left) was named the Giant of Giants during the GRCC award ceremony Saturday. Take Five and Company associate producer Eddie Rucker (right) emceed the award ceremony.

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- Grand Rapids Community College is paying tribute to men and women who serve as role models to the rest of the African American community.

The 31st annual Giants Awards took place at DeVos Place Saturday night. Take Five and Company associate producer Eddie Rucker emceed the ceremony.

In light of the recent string of Grand Rapids homicides, one award recipient says the best way to keep children on the right track is through mentors.

"I, as a young child, was able to benefit from a lot of mentors in my life. So I would hope that each young person would grab onto someone older and would be able to teach them the way and to mentor them," said Johngerlyn Jonse Young.

The ultimate award of the night- the Giant of Giants- went to Ingrid Scott-Weekley, who recently retired as the managing director of administrative services for Grand Rapids.

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