Updated: 08/26/2014 11:29 PM
Created: 08/26/2014 8:18 AM WHEC.com
A talented, local gospel singer was honored in a big way after she recently competed in the national spotlight.
Serena Young was honored by Mayor Lovely Warrant at City Hall on Tuesday. The mayor also proclaimed August 26 as “Serena Young Day.”
Young finished in the top five on the BET show “Sunday Best.”
“It was so many talented, gifted people. I’m older, and they were quite a bit younger. To make it to the top 5 is amazing, and I’m glad I was able to accomplish that because many don’t,” said Young.
Young competed against more than 20,000 people in the BET contest.