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2022 Speakers

In addition to the powerful speaker slate, a handful of Beacon of Hope graduates will perform short vignettes showcasing their talents and highlighting the opportunities Beacon of Hope has provided them.

Sedora Booker

Sedora Booker is a 2019 Graduate of Heritage High School and a current junior Psychology major at Virginia State University. Born and raised in Lynchburg, she has a passion for giving back to her community. This passion led her to founding the O. Booker Legacy Foundation as a way to give back.

Azariah “Ace” Cox

Azariah “Ace” Cox is a 2013 Graduate of Heritage High School and a 2017 Eastern Mennonite University graduate. Sports were Azariah’s first passion growing up until an season-ending injury. After that injury, he dove into art and photography. Since then, he has worked with brands like Vogue, GQ, The Fader and Fizzy Magazine, and more.

Lewis Johnston

Lewis Johnston is a 2016 graduate of E.C. Glass High School and a current Gilman Scholar at Washington & Lee University. Johnston is double majoring in Economics and Politics with a minor in Middle East and South Asia studies. On campus, he is involved in the Washingtonian Society and radio broadcasting.

Michaya McMillan

Michaya McMillan is a 2018 graduate of Heritage High School and a current IT major at Liberty University. In 2018, she graduated as an Iron Soldier and leader of her platoon in the Virginia Army National Guard. Michaya’s passion lies in the realm of creative expression. She loves creating art to help connect people to their purpose and tap into their power.

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