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Walter Sykes Public Service Award

IMPORTANT:  This application along with all supporting documents must be received by South Side Steppers ATL on or before April 30, 2024.  Delivery details are listed below as well as on South Side Steppers ATL’s (SSS) website at  The winner will be announced on Saturday, July 27, 2024, during the SSS 15th/16th Anniversary Celebration. 


1. Be a graduating senior from an accredited high school or enrolled in an accredited college.

2. Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (provide a copy of the transcript from school Registrar to be forwarded to:

South Side Steppers ATL

P. O. Box 490622

College Park, Ga. 30349


​3. Be active in at least two (2) school-related extracurricular activities, one of which must be a service activity. Must submit the Verification of Service Letter to meet this requirement.

4. Submit 500 word biography including why you should receive award and the impact award

    have an your educational goals.

5. Submit two (2) Letters of Recommendation from either of the following:

a. School Staff member

b. President or leader within a line dance group

c. Community Service Leader (Letter must include the person’s position in the organization and must be submitted directly to SSS in a sealed envelope)

6. Write a 200-word essay to respond to the following topic:

South Side Steppers ATL takes great pride in the work we do within our community.  What service project have you been involved in and how do/did your involvement impact the community?


Please submit the completed application and supporting documents on or before April 30, 2024. You may contact either Alicia Cole at or Yolanda McCrory at  should you have any questions or require additional information.

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