22nd Annual Strong Men and Women awards

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A big congratulations to several people honored for their contributions to the community.

Dominion held its 22nd annual "Strong Men and Women: Excellence in Leadership" awards ceremony Thursday night.

Six renowned African Americans were honored for their accomplishments and leadership including Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones.

Essay winners, chosen from junior high and high schools from several states, were also honored, including Kierra Washington from Thomas Dale High in Chesterfield.

Her essay was about Oprah Winfrey.

The awards ceremony was held at the Richmond Marriott Hotel.

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