Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sheriff Melvin C. High Fifth Annual Scholarship Awards

Upper Marlboro, MD ... Sheriff Melvin C. High awarded scholarships to three Prince George’s County 2015 High School graduates during the fifth annual Sheriff Melvin C. High Scholarship Awards Reception, at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD.
This year’s winners, who will begin college in the fall, are Milan Brown, a graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School who will attend Howard University, majoring in Chemical Engineering; Erika Johnson of Oxon Hill High School who will attend Alabama State University, majoring in Psychology; and Sabrina Towson of Crossland High School who will attend the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, majoring in Pre-Law & International Business.
Sheriff High personally funds the scholarships which he established when he took office. “I came from meager beginnings and the help of others encouraged me and set expectations for me. I promised to give back and with these scholarships, I also hope to encourage and set expectations for our scholars – expectations I know they can live up to,” said Sheriff High.

LTC. Regina Taylor, Field Operations Bureau Chief and administrator of the scholarship awards said that each of the recipients was highly acclaimed by faculty members and advisors from their respective high schools who described them as selfless, diligent, and gifted with enormous potential.
While their academic and extracurricular achievements varied, each of this year’s scholars is a member of the National Honor Society (NHS) whose members must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 85% or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale throughout their high school career.
“Each of our scholars plays a major part in our community and we are honored to enhance, encourage and motivate their success at this transformative time in their lives.” said Lt. Colonel Taylor.

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