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Photos by Lens of Ansar The Asfaw Family International hosted the 13th Annual Arches of Hope and Aim High Scholarship Program at Manual High School’s Thunderdome. Eleven African American males were awarded scholarships and laptop computers, and 200 4th and 5th grade students received new bikes and helmets. Speakers included Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Danielle Shoots, VP of Business Operations, Comcast; Omar Montgomery, University of Colorado; Michelle Wherry, DFO Operations, McDonald’s; Alan Smith, Chief, CELT Denver Public Schools, and teen author M. J. Logan. More than 900 guests were served lunch and enjoyed entertainment by PJ the DJ and Kent Denver’s Jazz Band. To date Geta and Janice Asfaw’s Family Foundation has provided more than 3,000 bicycles and 95 scholarships to students.