Bulls' Noah and Brewer team up with Sprite to honor Chicago area high school students
February 22, 2012 – In honor of Black History Month, the Chicago Bulls and Sprite hosted the fifth annual “Sprite Chicago MVPs Program” dinner on Tuesday evening to celebrate the achievements of 25 African American male students from local public high schools.
Joakim Noah, Ronnie Brewer, Sidney Green, Bob Love and Benny the Bull were on hand to help recognize the accomplishments of the young men. A complete list of the Sprite Chicago MVPs, including their names, school affiliations and hometowns, is available below.
The students each received a tablet as a special gift from the Bulls, and they will also attend the Bulls home game on Tuesday, February 28 against the New Orleans Hornets.
Students applied online at Bulls.com/spritemvp2012 and were selected based on academic accomplishments, community service and an essay. The average GPA for the students selected as Sprite Chicago MVPs is 3.3, and in total, the group performed more than 2,000 hours of community service during the past few school years.
Sprite Chicago MVPs
Aaron Asbury, Alcott High School, Chicago
Jalen Brown, North-Grand High School, Chicago
Demetrius Cobb, Fenger High School, Chicago
Perren Delaney, Seton Academy, South Holland
Anthony Frank, Alcott High School, Chicago
Antwan Gallion, Prosser Career Academy, Chicago
Samuel Goodman IV, Prosser Career Academy, Chicago
Joshua Hayes, Southside Occupational Academy, Chicago
Porter Hopps, King College Prep, Chicago
Romel Jackson, Air Force Academy, Chicago
KaJuan Jackson, Whitney Young High School, Chicago
Phillip Lane, Fenger High School, Chicago
Frank Lawrence Jr., King College Prep, Chicago
Cory Newell, Fenger High School, Chicago
Gabriel Nkemeh, Romeoville High School, Romeoville
Chijioke Obilor, Alcott High School, Chicago
Michael Pearson, Alcott High School, Chicago
DeVonte Rimmer, King College Prep, Chicago
Traevon Robinson, Morgan Park High School, Chicago
Navar Rogers, Christ the King Jesuit College Prep, Chicago
Devonte Sims, Tilden Career Community Academy, Chicago
Branden Tatum, Morgan Park High School, Chicago
Marcus Tyus, Tilden Career Community Academy, Chicago
Lamituris Watson, Christ the King Jesuit College Prep, Chicago
Noah Williams, Harlan Community Academy, Chicago