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WBTV helps with student awards at JCSU

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) –  It's not just the city of Charlotte planning for the Democratic National Convention.  All businesses and buildings around Center City are making plans.  Monday afternoon, Johnson C-Smith University honored some students who are telling – as they say – the "untold" stories about the Westside of Charlotte.  They say they'll show these stories to the tens of thousands of DNC visitors when they come in September.

Most of these stories are being done with cell phones, media devices and new media innovation.  An interactive website will eventually be built, where these stories will be collect and shared.  WBTV believes these Westside Charlotte stories are valuable to the community and plans to air some of them from July to September.

North Carolina Senator Malcolm Graham was on hand to help give out the student awards.  WBTV's Molly Grantham was there as well to help give out Panthers and Bobcats tickets to some of the honored students.

Ivan Vernon was one student who was singled out and honored.  He produced a video about the importance of father-son relationships.  The college student's 1-year old son was on hand with him when he was awarded, as was Vernon's own parents.

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