B.T.W. High School Foundation awards 18 scholarships and two grants
Members of the foundation at the awards ceremony, l to r: James Hunt, Pernella Burke, Clement Minnis, Juanita Madison, David Robinson, II, Delores Mathis, John Glover, Charles Singletery, Carrie Mickey and Walter Perkin.
The Booker T. Washington High School Foundation, Inc. (herein “the Foundation”, and formerly the B.T.W. Class of 1957 Foundation, Inc.) awarded 18 scholarships at the school’s May 12, 2015 Awards Ceremony.
Dr. John D. Glover, president and CEO of the Foundation, announced the award of two new $3,000 scholarships and five new $1,500 scholarships, to the 2015 B.T.W. graduates as well as 11 continuing scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000, to prior B.T.W. graduates. This was the 12th consecutive year that the Foundation has awarded scholarships to deserving B.T.W. graduates.
The seven new recipients, and their respective college or university are:
Lucia Solano, recipient of the Brian & Hope Anderson $3,000 Scholarship — University of Florida.
Terry Jefferson, recipient of the Coach James Mickey Memorial $3,000 Scholarship — Florida A & M University.
Jewly Fleuristil, recipient of the Herb Carter/B.T.W. High School Foundation, Inc. /B.T.W. Class of ’57 $1,500 Scholarship — Florida International University.
Zabhrya Tillman, Dade County Federal Credit Union $1,500 Scholarship — Spelman University.
Khalyla McKnight, recipient of the Daniel E. & Lenora S. Johnson Memorial $1,500 Scholarship — Florida International University.
Phedricka Thomas, recipient of the Irene B. Ford & Margaret B. Noel Memorial $1,500 Scholarship — Alabama A & M University.
Taressa Straughter, recipient of the James & Elsa Hunt Community $1,500 Scholarship — Perdue University.
Eleven $1,000 continuing scholarships were also awarded to previous B. T. W. grads who are currently enrolled in college and are in good academic standing with their schools.
During the ceremony, Dr. Glover awarded two categorical grants, totaling $1,500, in sup-port of academic programs at the school.
Dr. Glover, stated “I continue to be encouraged by the out-standing potential of our new awardees, the academic achievement of those who receive our continuing awards, and the many successes of former awardees who have graduated from their respective colleges or universities and are now pursuing diverse and challenging careers.”