Arts Academy to honor Dot’s Latoyia Edwards at 25th anniversary gala

Dorchester native Latoyia Edwards, Emmy Award-winning anchor on NBC 10 Boston and NECN, will be one or seven prominent Boston leaders honored for their professional and civic contributions to the city on Oct. 8, when Boston Arts Academy host its annual BAA Honors commemorating the school’s 25 anniversary.  

A native of Columbia Point, Edwards joined the NBC Boston and NECN family as a morning reporter in 2005.

Other BAA Honors honorees include: Lee Pelton, CEO & President of the Boston Foundation; Lee Michael Kennedy, President & CEO of Lee Kennedy Co., Inc.;

Bryan Rafanelli, chief creative officer at Rafanelli Events; Kobi Halperin, creative director of Kobi Halperin and Ungaro Paris; Terri Lynn Carrington, Grammy award-winning drummer, composer, producer, and educator; and Michaela dePrince, premier ballerina and second soloist at Boston Ballet.

Modeled after the famed Kennedy Honors in Washington, the event will be held in the brand-new state-of the art building which opened at the beginning of the new school year and was named for Roxbury-born education and arts Icon, the late Dr. Elma Lewis.

The BAA Honors, which are sponsored by the Boston Arts Academy Foundation, serves as the largest single source of funding for Boston Arts Academy.

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