De’Andrea Sherwood- Kerr, recipient of the Herbert Carter $1,500 Scholarship; Michelle Lawrence-Muniz, recipient of the Dade County Federal Credit Union $1,500 Scholarship; Ashley Jeanty, recipient of the Mercelee Woods Adderly Memorial $1,500 Scholarship; Kesley Glover, recipient of the James and Elsa Hunt Community $1,500 Scholarship and Richie Revere, recipient of the Herbert Carter Math and Science $1,000 Scholarship, (not pictured).
By John Glover
Marking its tenth consecutive year of awards to the BTW Senior High School community, the BTW Class of 1957 Foundation, Inc. (the Foundation) announced 12 scholarships and two grants to 2014 BTW graduating seniors and prior graduates, the BTW administration and the BTW 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year during the school’s Annual Awards Ceremony held on May 6, 2014.
John D. Glover, PhD, President and CEO of the Foundation, presented five new scholarships to BTW graduating seniors.
Michelle Lawrence-Muniz received the Foundation’s $1,500 Dade County Federal Credit Union Scholarship. Michelle, who aspires to become a veterinarian, will enroll this fall at Florida State University. De’Andrea Sherwood-Kerr was presented the Foundation’s Herbert Carter Scholarship of $1,500 and she will enroll at Clark Atlanta University this fall in preparation for a career in public relations. Ashley Jeanty was the recipient of the Foundation’s Mercelee Woods Adderly Memorial Scholarship of $1,500 and she will undertake studies at Florida State University in pursuit of a degree in psychology. Kesley Glover received the Foundation’s James and Elsa Hunt Com-munity Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 and she is headed to St. Thomas University this fall to pursue studies in preparation for a career in business. Richie Revere received the Foundation’s Herbert Carter Math and Science Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 and he will commence studies at Clark Atlanta University this fall to study engineering and computer engineering.
Completing the scholarship awards, Dr. Glover announced seven continuing $1,000 scholarships to prior BTW graduates who are currently enrolled in various universities and colleges.
Dr. Glover also presented Principal William Aristide with a $1,000 grant for enhancement of the BTW’s Accelerated Reading Program. The BTW 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year, math teacher, Jaborie Wilson, received a $500 grant from the Foundation to upgrade the computers in the school’s math room.
At the conclusion of the Foundation’s presentations, Dr. Glover stated “Since the Foundation’s inception in 2003, we have funded more than 100 BTW scholarships and supported a number of BTW academic projects. We are very proud of the Foundation’s accomplishments over the past decade which has focused on BTW exclusively. We continue to be encouraged by the progress we have made each year. Foundation scholarship awards and grants are making a vital difference in the lives of the entire BTW family”.