Hometown Hero: Lorenda Cheeks

Hometown Hero: Lorenda Cheeks

When I met Lorenda back in 2003 or 2004, her positivity was obvious and even contagious.  She’s from my hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, a graduate of my alma mater, Tougaloo College, and a sorority sister from my initiation chapter, Gamma Omicron, the premiere undergraduate chapter of MS of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Lorenda’s contributions to the youth of Jackson are outstanding.  She is currently the principal of Oak Forest Elementary School, a Girl Scouts troop leader, and the founder of “It’s Hip to Be Fit,” a health and fitness program for girls.  Lorenda was recently named Jackson’s Community Champion for 2010.  She is now vying for General Mills’ Feeding Dream National Community Champion, which would result in $10,000 for Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi.

Please follow the links in this post to read more about Lorenda, then please go vote for her everyday until Oct. 31!

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