The scholarship winners are selected from ten finalists who are first selected from nearly 100 applicants who applied for the award this year. The “Final Selection Committee” of three judges and an alternate reviews the application of the 10 finalists, looking at their academic achievements and their involvement in community and school activities.
This year’s keynote speaker, Carlton Atkinson, State Director for U.S. Senator Ben Cardin. Mr. Atkinson urged the scholars to take advantage of every opportunity presented to them by campus life in order to assure their success and to thrive in university life.
Each Melvin C. High Scholarship winner was awarded $1,000 payable to the student and the college they plan to attend. Ms. O’Neal will attend Georgia Tech with a major in Biomedical Engineering; Ms. Jenkins will attend Norfolk State University majoring in Biology/Pre-Med; and Ms. Ogundana will attend Trinity College as a major in Political Science.
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