Civil rights activist and former state Rep. Johnnie Rodgers Turner will receive the Gold and Blue award as the Manassas Alumni Association celebrates its 26th Unity Brunch at the Holiday Inn – University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m.

The keynote speaker will be Minister John Sherrwood Hirsch, Class of 1969.

The Gold and Blue Award is given to a Manassas graduate with high visibility/involvement in the public sector, involved in the community and who has promoted the school’s heritage heritage.

Scholarships will be awarded to Manassas High School seniors. Since 2001, scholarships have been awarded to 73 students totaling $197,250.