Excellence Awards

The Upstate Evening of Excellence will be held Saturday, November 12th at the Holiday Inn Augusta Road at 6:00pm.

Tickets for this event are $30.00 per-person, $50.00 at the door. Tables of ten can be purchased for $250.00. , which includes dinner and live entertainment. We invite you to come out and join us in acknowledging this years honorees.

2011 Honorees


The J.D Mathis Excellence in Sports

Mr. Talmadge Gray

Former Basketball Coach at Hillcrest High School

The J.E. Beck Excellence in Education

Mrs. Scarlet Black

Principle, Cherrydale Middle School

The Dr. W.F. Gibson Excellence in Community Service

Mrs. Margret McJunkins

President, Nicholtown Community Club

The A.B. Sherman Excellence in Ministry

Rev. Dr. Tony Boyce

Pastor, Mt. Emmanuel Baptist Church

The Willis Crosby, Sr. Excellence in Gospel Broadcast

Mr. Eddie Bridges

Co-Owner, WFGN - Gaffney, S.C.

The Patricia A. Westfield Excellence in Music

Mr. Tony Bennett

Musical Director, Popular Springs Baptist Church

The Attorney Donal Sampson Excellence in Business

Darrell L. Reddick & Diallo S. Moore

Owners, Arche Designs, LLC