From left to right, Monie Bowles, 15; Briana
Robinson-May, 15; and Erica Jones, 14, all members
of the Bridge Builders' Imminent Ladies of Virtue Club
and the Class of 2010, receive hugs from educators
who were honored as part of the Bridge Builders'
"Black History Month Celebration in Honor of Youth
and the Educators Who Propel Them to Excellence,"
on Feb. 23 at the University of Portland.