Triumph Award winners honored Sunday in Summerville

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - The National Action Network is hosting the 2nd Annual Triumph Awards Sunday evening.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. at Kings Grant on the Ashley in Summerville.

Among the speakers was Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, the woman killed during a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12, 2017. Bro is one of the honorees.

Other honorees include Judy Scott, the mother of Walter Scott, who was shot to death after a traffic stop in North Charleston on April 4, 2015; Dot Scott, the president of the Charleston Branch of the NAACP, and State Rep. Wendell Gilliard, who represents Charleston County in District 111.

The Triumph Awards' purpose is to "acknowledge achievements of some of the men and women whose lives have inspired us," according to a release from the organization.

"The generosity, determination, and compassion of these extraordinary individuals is a mirror reflection of what triumph really looks like," the release states. "Those that we plan to honor have overcome challenges to succeed. However, their success has not been for them alone, but has blessed us all."

The 2018 honorees include:

  • Judy Scott
  • Susan Bro
  • Monica Jefferson
  • Julia Gregory
  • Beverly McCarty
  • Rep. Wendell Gilliard
  • Merrill Chapman
  • Dot Scott
  • Nate Spells
  • Denijal Hickerson

Organizers say they provide an opportunity to witness "phenomenal achievement up close and personal."

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