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“Cheers!” is an Atlanta Voice feature highlighting the everyday accomplishments of everyday people—things like special honors, awards, job announcements, graduations, promotions and other achievements

5/31/2013, noon

Trumpet Awards Founder, Xernona Clayton was elected to Chairman of the Board of the Trumpet Awards Foundation.

The new move makes her chairman, president and CEO of the foundation.

The annual Trumpet Awards celebrate African American achievement, and the program is televised nationally and distributed to over 187 countries.

Chief Petty Officer Dewayne Scott was named one of the Navy’s 2012 Recruiters of the Year.

The Atlanta resident currently serves as the Lead Chief Petty Officer for Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Atlanta, where he trains other recruiters to find the next generation of Navy leaders.

The Recruiter of the Year Award recognizes the most accomplished and successful recruiters across the country, who recruit the best men and women for the United States Navy.

Andrea Barnwell Browlee, Ph.D. is the first Atlanta resident to receive the David Driskell Art Prize, for her significant contributions to African American studies.

The art director of the Spelman Museum of Fine Art helped put the museum on the map, and is introducing African American artists who may be unknown to Atlantans.

As part of the prize, Brownlee won $25,000.