Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated Psi Eta Zeta chapter host 3rd annual Leaders Lead brunch

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Today community members in Southeast Missouri and Illinois were recognized for their service by the women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated Psi Eta Zeta chapter held their 3rd annual Leaders Lead Brunch. 

This is after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

I spoke with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated Psi Eta Zeta chapter vice president, Vyta Copeland, who says it’s important for her sorority to honor people who stand for the organization’s principles. 

“It’s important because I believe that leaders truly lead and Zeta Phi beta sorry incorporated site as they to chapter we want to acknowledge and honor those individuals that are here in our community and let them know how much we appreciate them basically they are excluding our founding principles,” said Copeland. 

Four women received awards based on the sorority’s principles:

  • Scholarship, Lynne Chambers.
  • Service, Lorya Knox.
  • Sisterhood, Shelia Branch.
  • Finer Womanhood, Rose Green.

Winner of the scholarship award, Lynne Chambers, says winning this meant a lot because it comes from her peers. 

“I really believe this year as the scholarship award recipient that my education was not for me, I truly believe that those of us that have been blessed with a college education should come back and teach and share information and help everyone in our community rise although we are all our black women it’s about helping every member of the community,” said Chambers. 

Other winners of the night were high school graduates who were awarded scholarships for their academic success and service in their community.  

Dove scholarship award winner, Adah Mays, says this will help her be more financially comfortable in college. 

“This scholarship means a lot it means that in my college journey and pursue whatever degree I would like if there are so many careers but mainly it’s so hygiene and my interest in criminology so that just means that I will be able to go to college and more financially comfortable that I would it was before,” said Mays. 

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