Henry Brown, Martha Barrett to be honored by Junior Achievement

The organization’s Hall of Fame Luncheon is May 22 at the University of North Florida.

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Henry Brown and Martha Barrett
Henry Brown and Martha Barrett
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Junior Achievement of North Florida’s annual Hall of Fame Luncheon presented by Miller Electric Company is set for 11:30 a.m. May 22 at the University of North Florida’s Adam W. Herbert University Center.

More than 400 guests will join the nonprofit for its largest annual fundraiser, which celebrates outstanding community leaders and businesses who support JA of North Florida’s mission to inspire and prepare young people for future success, a news release from the organization said.

The Thompson S. Baker “Solid as a Rock” Award will be presented to Henry Brown, CEO of Miller Electric Company.

Brown will be the 25th recipient the award, which is given to an individual who embodies the values of community leadership, hands-on involvement, and philanthropy.

Martha Barrett, community trustee and retired senior vice president of Bank of America and a longtime community supporter, will be inducted into JA of North Florida’s Hall of Fame.

Tikila Shakespeare, a teacher at Fort Caroline Middle School, will receive the Educator of the Year Award.

John “Trey” Stephens and India Sullivan from Ally Financial will be given the Volunteer of the Year Award.

 Mercedes-Benz USA will receive the Company of the Year Award.

Since 1963, Junior Achievement of North Florida has delivered learning experiences that help young people reach their potential.

 Programs are conducted by corporate and community volunteers and provide hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. To learn more about Junior Achievement of North Florida, visit www.janfl.org.



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