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Voorhees student goes to Hollywood for 3rd Annual HALO Awards

October 17, 2011

A Voorhees student, who received the first-ever TeenNick Helping and Leading Others (HALO) Award, has been invited to attend HALO's 3rd Annual Premiere event on October 26 at Hollywood Palladium to be reunited and united with the Nickelodeon HALO Honorees.   

Darrius Snow, a junior majoring in business, received the first ever Nickelodeon HALO award in 2009 for founding the Bankhead Teens Encouraging Action by Motivating (B-TEAM) Others.

Snow founded B-TEAM in Atlanta, Ga. at the age of 16. The organization's main focus is to strive to motivate its community by developing strong minds, encouraging academic excellence and increasing social responsibility.

B-TEAM has been involved in a number of different community service projects such as community day cleanup, back-to-school tutoring programs and feeding the homeless.   

Once enrolling at Voorhees College, Snow established TEAM Foundation on campus. The campus organization has sponsored Back to School supply give-a-ways, created a tutoring program at Denmark Olar Middle School, and presented plays on the history of African Americans at various events.

"It is an honor to go back and meet other HALO honorees and experience their stories," Snow said. "It feels good knowing that there are many students out there who are also making a difference in their communities."   

The TeenNick HALO award was first introduced in 2009 to recognize teenagers who support philanthropic causes. Nick Cannon, TeenNick chairman, hosted and produced this first-ever awards show along with other celebrity participants such as Lebron James, Alicia Keys, Hayden Panettiere and Justin Timberlake.  

*Darrius Snow is pictured above with his mentor, Chris Singleton, ESPN's Baseball Tonight analyst (Photo by Brendon Hoffman/Getty Images North America)