Pictured above are winners of the 2012 Colored Rocks Prize – 15 cash Prizes awarded to senior male students of color attending Georgia high schools. Bottom row from left: Fred Sands IV, Jerrell Jones, Rolando Zenteno, Dominique Appling and Marius Jackson. Top row from left: Hexuan Gong, Khalil Larkin, Babatunde Woodard-James, Sylvester Williams, Tony Wright Jr., Antwan Lang, Shomari Willis, Maurice “Trey” Evans and Brandon Sims. (not pictured: Brendan Martin)
2013 Winners will be Announced in March
2014 Competition Opens in August
Almost one out of three young men of color do not graduate from Georgia high schools. In fact, Georgia suffers as one of 5 states with the worst high school graduation rates in the country. On the other hand, there are male students of color who do extremely well. Remember their faces. Remember their names. For they are using their talent to inspire and to help struggling students do well. They are known as Colored Rocks.