Durham Student Wins Community Award
Delecia Utley, a senior at Hillside High School in Durham, recently won a Community Builder Award from Durham’s Partnership for Children.
The awards are given in recognition of local residents who have contributed to building a brighter future for Durham’s youth. Since 2008, Delecia has volunteered at Brown’s Day Care, a five-star child-care center serving at-risk children. She attended the day care as a young child and now tutors students there in early literacy skills.
Delecia was also recently selected to participate in the Distinguished Young Women of North Carolina Program in February. At Hillside High, she is a marching band majorette, captain of the softball team and a varsity cheerleader. Delecia hopes to pursue a career in medicine.