Trumpet Awards, televised:
May 8th at 1:00 PM on ABC/WSB

Teylor Newsome participates in
19th annual Trumpet Awards

Lawrenceville resident and Grayson High School's Teylor Newsome and TV Star Niecy Nash, comparing show fashion before the Trumpet Awards dinner.
By Sheila Adcock

Teylor Newsome is more than just a pretty face, though her beauty probably contributed strongly to her selection as one of the stage models for the 19th Annual Trumpet Awards Program, held on January 29th, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in the John A. Williams Theatre. Stage models deliver the trophies to the stage as the presenter host highlights the honoree’s accomplishments and announces the award.
The Trumpet Awards celebrate African American achievement. This event honors men and women whose exemplary lives have impacted the world and enhance the image of African Americans. The mission of this event is to inspire, educate, stimulate and enlighten human minds to the reality that success, achievement and respect are void of color and gender.
The Trumpet Awards Foundation is a non-profit 501 (C) 3 organization founded by Ted Turner and Turner Broadcasting. Through the generosity of Turner and other co-sponsors, they have generated over $4 million for contributions to charitable and other educational causes. This has assisted hundreds of students in pursuing their educational goals.
Teylor Newsome arriving at Trumpet Awards event in Cobb County.
When asked about the highlights of the event, Newsome said, “The beginning was really fun with professional make-up artists and hair stylists doing our hair and make-up.” She wore a beautiful fuchsia gown, from the Paris Boutique; and enjoyed a dinner for the honorees, presenters and models the night before the awards ceremony. The high point for Newsome was, “meeting the celebrities and being on the stage with them.” Though there was an after party, following the event, Newsome said, “You had to be twenty-one to attend, so we just went back to the hotel.”
Some of the honorees, presenters and hosts were: Host/TV star—Niecy Nash, the Honorable Eric Holder, Jr.; actor—Richard Roundtree; Ghana Chief Justice—Georgina Wood; musicians—The O’Jays; and the Reverend Al Sharpton. Newsome’s favorite celebrity was Niecy Nash, of whom she says, “She is very funny and enjoyable to be around. She is just like she is on TV.”
Newsome is an “almost 17” year old Junior at Grayson High School. She plans, “to go to Alabama University, to study journalism.” She says, “I love to write, especially about fashion and current trends.” She is a varsity cheerleader for the football program, is a member of the Spanish Club and the Best Buddies Club, whose members assist with special needs students.
Stage Model Eryn Pollard from Nevada, Xemona Clayton, CEO Trumpet Awards Foundation and Founder. Teylor Newsome and Stage Model Devyn Harrods from Atlanta.
“Shopping, cheerleading, tumbling, community service, and working with Bread of Life Ministries are my hobbies”, says Newsome. Bread of Life is a food pantry ministry for the indigent.
Newsome is the daughter of John and Aprile Newsome. She has a younger sister—Sydnee, age 9; and a brother—Giovanni, age 5. Aprile says of Teylor, “She is a very well-rounded person. She’s motivated, articulate and bright. Since 9th grade, she has tutored younger kids and is involved in many community service projects. At Grayson, she is well respected among her peers and teachers. Her dad and I are very proud of her and expecting lots of good things in the future.”
Look out for Teylor Newsome. She is a young woman with a plan and potential to bring it to fruition.

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