CFPCA Congratulates Inspirational Graduate

You’ve come a long way baby:  Girl who schooled councilwoman is all grown up

by Charlie LeDuff, WJBK FOX-2 Detroit

     Keiara Bell made national headlines at age 13 when she scolded then-Detroit councilwoman Monica Conyers for being disrespectful toward a fellow council member. Reporter Charlie LeDuff caught up with the former Detroit Public Schools student who grew up on Detroit’s west side. "I have been preparing for graduation this year," Bell said. "I have been a major for public relations, pre-law, with a minor in music. I have been elected to student senate for the upcoming fall. I am going to pursue my master’s degree in urban planning with a concentration in housing and community development. And I recently just got engaged."

     LeDuff observed: “Keiara Bell is 21 now, living proof that the best among us can be found in most any neighborhood in most any town if given the chance to flower.” Bell, pictured here in CFPCA Dean Seeger's Twitter selfie from backstage at Ford Field's May 5 WSU commencement, was chosen to deliver a commencement address to her fellow graduates.

150 years in the heart of Detroit