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Sheryl Lee Ralph awarded high honor in Jamaica


Adrian Walker


Sheryl Lee Ralph is receiving her well deserved flowers after flowers.  

After receiving a historic Emmy award win, the Abbot Elementary actress was awarded the Order of Jamaica for her “sterling contribution as an actress, cultural ambassador of Jamaica and for contribution to the international film industry.” 

The honorary award is given to Jamaican citizens who are outstanding or a distinguished citizens of a country other than Jamaica, who is then bestowed with the title of an ‘Honorary Member.’

Ralph’s daughter, Ivy, was in attendance at the ceremony supporting Ralph every step of the way tweeting, “Officially introducing The Honorable Sheryl Lee Ralph, Order of Jamaica !! MI CYANNN MANAGEEE! GO MOMMY!”

The original Dreamgirl, 65, was one of ten recipients to receive the nation’s fifth-highest honor, the Order of Jamaica (OJ) which is usually given to “citizens of outstanding distinction.”

The ceremony was held at King’s House in Kingston where Ralph was one of 143 notable Jamaicans that the ceremony honored, including five-time World Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, recording artist Agent Sasco, and renowned jazz pianist Monty Alexander.

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