• The 2018 #GraduatingGreeks Take Their Feature Week By Storm
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    043 - Forrest Middlebrook, Jr. - APhiA

    Forrest Middlebrook, Jr.; 2018 #GraduatingGreeks Feature Week™ WINNER, member of Alpha Phi Alpha® Fraternity, Inc., and graduate of Northwestern State University.

    077 - Selena Shannon - AKA

    Selena Shannon; 2018 #GraduatingGreeks Feature Week™ 2nd place finisher, member of Alpha Kappa Alpha® Sorority, Inc., and graduate of Loyola Marymount University.

    CLEVELAND, OH – August 04, 2018 – The National Greek Awards™ 2018 #GraduatingGreeks Feature Week™ was a fierce competition and had more votes cast in it than any previous Greek life photo contest they’ve ever had.  Greek-life graduates from all over the U.S. submitted the photos that they believed showcased them in the best, most positive and creative light.  And, in the end, it represented an amazing accomplishment: The earning of a higher education degree.

    Like last year, this year’s GGFW Contest included over 100 contestant photos from multiple Greek-letter organizations and all walks of life from around the U.S.A.

    This is one of the best things we do.  Greek-life has had such bad luck these past few years with negative PR that showcasing these members in the true light of Greek-letter organizations; education, community service, etc. has become an actual necessity,” said National Greek Awards™ Founder and Executive Director Tim Carthon, “Fortunately, we’ve been blessed with the task of leading the way in doing that, and we even had a little help with our new sponsor this year, SBIWinners.com, that sponsored the $100 shopping spree for us to give to the winner.

    001 - Sydney Brown - AKA

    Sydney Brown; 2018 #GraduatingGreeks Feature Week™ 3rd place finisher, member of Alpha Kappa Alpha® Sorority, Inc., and graduate of Arizona State University.

    Speaking of the winner, this year’s contest winner is a graduate of Northwestern State University.

    I was pretty ecstatic to know that I had won the contest,” says Forrest Middlebrook, Jr., a member of Alpha Phi Alpha® Fraternity, Inc. and the 2018 Graduating Greeks Feature Week™ Contest winner, “It was exciting to know that I could potentially help others by talking about my college experience.  Thank you NGA!

    He also has a very specific career goal that is actually in line with a subject matter that is currently resonating across the country and highlighted specifically in the political sphere.

    My future career goals include obtaining a Master’s Degree in business and one day working in the healthcare field.  I want to be the person behind the scenes to make sure that everybody in America has the best healthcare that they can possibly afford.

    Like we said, very specific.  Watch his story below.

    The mission of the National Greek Awards™ is to positively change the entire social structure of Greek-letter organizations worldwide.  You can see the Greek-letter organization Students from this year and all years prior featured on the National Greek Awards’ Facebook®, Twitter®, and Instagram® social media pages (@GreekAwards).  The graduation photos featured will also be included in the Greek life photos section on GreekAwards.com soon.

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    About the National Greek Awards™

    The National Greek Awards™ is the national standard for the highest levels of individual academic excellence, community service involvement, team performance, and career achievement within the Greek Fraternity and Sorority world.  Handpicked by the members of the Hall of Greeks™ Awards Academy™ and members of the Greek fraternity and sorority world abroad, this All-Star-studded red-carpet awards event showcases yearly “The All-Stars of Greek Fraternities and Sororities™.”  READ MORE…

    The National Greek Awards™, also known as the Greek All-Star™ Awards™ and the National Greek Fraternity and Sorority Awards™, is a privately held subsidiary of Carthon Choreography™, headquartered in Ohio.



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  • My Racist MLK Day
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    By Tim Carthon (Blog #28: Racism)


    Today, my company was suppose to put out a press release about how we are helping aspiring writers, who are members of an eligible Greek-letter organization, to expand their reader base by joining forces with the National Greek Awards™.  I was really looking forward to sharing that with all of my Greek-Life friends and colleagues.  Sadly, a temporary cloud decided to rear its ugly, but not unfamiliar head, and I felt it necessary to first shine a light on and through that darkness.

    I cannot remember their name, but there was a comedian who said that yes, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was all about non-violence, but if you drove down any street named after him, there would definitely be some violence going on.

    Unfortunately, it seems the same goes for racism on any MLK Day.

    I’ve noticed over the years how racism seems to get turned up on the day of one of the most non-violent, prominent figures in American history.  It is as though the privileged feel attacked when they are reminded of the atrocities of slavery, genocide, and oppression done by their ancestors and the American economic, political, judicial, and ‘law enforcement’ systems that both directly and indirectly perpetuate those atrocities to this day.  And those of the privileged who are fueled to the fullest by the depths of bigotry and misdirected rage seem to use…(CLICK HERE to Read More…).

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    * The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Greek All-Star™ Awards™.


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  • It’s Official: Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has reached Christian Laettner Levels of Hate
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    By Tim Carthon (Blog #24: #ThinkAboutIt)

    Floyd Mayweather (The Best Fighter Ever)

    I have to completely agree with Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

    He’s the best fighter, ever.

    Now, I’m a huge Floyd Mayweather, Jr. fan.  I don’t hide that at all.  However, I’m a much bigger fan of the truth, and whether his opponents were bigger or smaller, faster or slower, younger or older, more experienced or less experienced, champions or contenders, he not only beat them, but he beat them with an almost +30% average connect percentage.  

    That’s unprecedented truth.

    Half the time, after the fight, he didn’t even look like he’d just been in a professional boxing match!  That’s because, simply put, he was better than everyone who entered the ring to fight him, period.  He was so much better to where out of 69 judges’ scorecards, he only ever lost on one (1).

    That’s more unprecedented truth.

    Look at his ‘loss, draw, no contest’ record in comparison to these current and future Hall of Famers:

    Floyd Mayweather, Jr. – 0 losses, 0 draws, 0 no contests

    * The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Greek All-Star™ Awards™.

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