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Tewksbury Resident Honored as Trailblazer

Horne Scarlett was nominated for the Black Excellence Award by Howard

The Black and Latino Legislative Caucus held its 2023 Black Excellence on the Hill event, the first in-person since the pandemic, on Friday at the statehouse, in the Great Hall of Flags.

Tenesha Horne Scarlett, a resident of Tewksbury (above, center) was among those honored. Horne Scarlett is Executive Assistant to the Provost, Academics and Student Affairs, at Middlesex Community College and the lead vocalist of well-known local band Tee & the Gents. She was nominated by Tewksbury Rep. Vanna Howard.

“It was a privilege to nominate Tenesha Horne Scarlett for the award,” said Howard. “Her work and advocacy for making a difference and giving back to our community for more than a decade are always to be celebrated.”

The ceremony featured remarks by Gov. Maura Healey and Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll. More than 300 people attended the event, which was keynoted by Bishop Talbert W. Swan II.

“I’m grateful to Rep. Howard for nominating me,” said Horne Scarlett. “It’s always an honor to get an opportunity to serve my community in any way, so it definitely was a surprise when she told be. I’m very humbled and will continue to do my part in making an impact.”

This annual state-wide event aims to spotlight and magnify the impact of black leaders, trailblazers who are making a difference in their respective fields, and changemakers who continue to contribute to their districts.

These posts are from the great organizations around Tewksbury that provide updates to the Carnation.

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