Photography by William Ealy and Vicky Pink There was a packed crowd at the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Awards hosted by Sonia White and Rick Chaffold. Many gathered to applaud the good works of twenty-five community leaders that were honored for their contributions to the city of Houston. Honorees received a Presidential Certificate signed by President Barack Obama and/or Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson who also gave remarks. State Rep. Ron Reynolds also gave inspiring words. Some in attendance were Dr. Jonita Reynolds, Thelma Scott, Bruce Johnson, Miss Black America Coed Erica Bryant, Karl Mays, Jalene Mack, Kevinn Robinson, Rhonda Radford, James Hudson, Verna Caddie, Marie Cortes, Edward Hamilton, and Dr. D. Ivan Young.