LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART: Sophomores get dinner, gold, service awards ahead of ball

Posted: March 4, 2018 at 2:26 a.m.

The 2018 American Heart Association of Arkansas Sweethearts were presented with gold heart necklaces Monday at the annual Sweetheart Necklace and Awards Dinner at the Gilbreath Center of Baptist Health Medical Center.

The evening included a keynote speech by cardiologist Dr. Anthony Fletcher and the presentation of the necklaces by Roberson Fine Jewelry, which has provided the gold necklaces since 1998. Awards were given to sweethearts who volunteered much more than the required 15 hours. Bronze awards were given to those who served more than 70 hours and Silver Awards were given to those who served more than 100 hours.

The young women, high school sophomores, have spent the past few months learning about heart health and volunteering. They will be presented to friends and family at The American Heart Association of Arkansas' Heart Ball on March 10. Winners of the Allison Justiss Sweetheart Scholarship and the Sotomora service award, named for program founders Eileen and Dr. Ricardo Sotomora, will be announced at the Heart Ball.

-- Story and photos by Cary Jenkins

High Profile on 03/04/2018