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The BTW High School Foundation, Inc. announces 2016 scholarships and grants

THE-BTW-HIGH-SCHOOL2The BTW High School Foundation, Inc. announces 2016 scholarships and grants

Foundation members, l to r: David Robinson, II; Walter Perkins, Jr., Clement Minnis; Georgena D. Ford; Carrie B. Mickey, Mary McCier, Joyce Moffett, John D. Glover; Delores P. Mathis, Wylene Robinson and James Hunt.

      John D. Glover, president and CEO of the BTW High School Foundation, Inc., (the Foundation)  announced the award of 20 scholarships and grants, valued at $34,000 during the school’s annual awards ceremony on May 17, 2016.

The Foundation awarded six new scholarships to BTW graduates. Christine Altidor and Kayla Saintange each received a $3,000 scholarship from the Herbert Carter Endowment. Alexis Gabriel and Unique Prentice each received a $1,500 scholarship donated by Dade County Federal Credit Union. Viviana Acevedo received a $3,000 scholarship donated by Brian and Hope Anderson. Jaimesha Taylor was awarded a $1,500 scholarship donated

by James and Elsa Hunt.

In addition to the above six new scholarships awarded this year, the Foundation continues to provide scholarship assistance to its 14 scholarship recipients from the past three years. They all will receive $1,000 do-nations from the Foundation. They are as follows: Jewly Fleuristil/FIU; Kesley Glover – St. Thomas University; Tytiana Haynes/ MDC; Ashley Jeanty/FSU; Terry Jefferson/FAMU; Khalyla McKnight/FIU; Richie Revere/Clark Atlanta University; Michelle Lawrence-Muniz/UF; Lucia Solano/UF; DeAndres Sherwood-Kerr/Clarke Atlanta University; Taressa Straughter/Purdue University; Zabhrya Tillman/Spelman College; Phedricka Thomas/FAMU

and India Williams/Miami Dade College.

In addition, the Foundation awarded a $6,000 grant in sup-port of the BTW After School and Saturday Academy. A $500 grant was awarded to the Teacher of the Year for reading text books.

The event was the foundation’s 13th consecutive year of scholarships and grants awarded to the school.

Membership in this Florida not-for-profit, Federal tax-exempt, foundation is open to anyone interested in improving the academic performance of BTW, an historic high school in Overtown, Miami. Write to: BTW High School Foundation, Inc., 8015 N.W. 21 Ave., Miami, Fla. 33147.

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