WARREN The A. Philip Randolph Institute Trumbull County Chapter recently honored community volunteer and retired music teacher Lillie Johnson for her contributions to the Trumbull County community.
The annual scholarship dinner was held recently at DiLucia's Banquet Hall where Johnson, a former music teacher for Warren City Schools, was presented various awards.
Johnson and her late husband, Clifford Johnson, a retired school administrator, have two sons, Brian and Mark.
Lillie Johnson received a bachelor's degree in music education from Youngstown State University and has done graduate work at Kent State University and Case Western Reserve University.
Johnson has been involved with many community and civic groups, including: Community Volunteer Council, Warren Civic Music Association, Warren Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Trustees, American Cancer Society, Friends of the Warren Library, Mobile Meals, Second Baptist Church Women of Grace Missionary Circle, Hospice of the Valley and SCOPE.
Johnson said she always wanted to do something to help others and decided to volunteer for the American Cancer Society.
Awarded $1,000 scholarships were:
Patrick J. Flanigan Jr., a graduate of Warren G. Harding, who will attend Bowling Green State University and major in physical therapy;
Xavier Harris, a graduate of Harding, who will attend Theil College and major in pre-physical therapy;
Edward Tiberius Jones, a graduate of Harding, who will attend Akron University and major in film production;
A'Tyra Reed, a graduate of a Harding, who will attend Toledo University and major in sports management. She received a special scholarship honoring Girlena Emerson, an APRI member who died this year.
The A. Philip Randolph Institute was founded in 1965.