Church Awards Scholarships

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During a morning worship service at Peoples Congregational UCC in Northwest Washington, the Scholarship Committee awarded $45,000 in scholarships to students who had graduated from area high schools. Of the amount, $14,500 went to 29 community scholars and the balance went to 13 church scholars.

The community scholarships were based on need, the student’s high school transcript and a letter of recommendation. The church scholarships were based on the recipient’s church and school participation as well as community service.

The church scholars were: Shakir Anthony, who graduated from Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Md., and will attend Delaware State University in Dover; Symone Bullock, who graduated from The Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Md., and will attend Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y.; Alison Cross, who graduated from Maret School in Washington, D.C., and will attend Mount Holyoke college in Mount Holyoke, Mass.; Chanel Eboni Dunham, who graduated from Springbrook High School in Silver Spring, Md., and will attend Penn State University in University Park, Pa.; Imani Gaston, who graduated from Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington and will attend Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio; Kyle Graham, who graduated from Maret School and will attend Elon University in Elon, N.C.

They were joined by: Aaron Haines, who graduated from Dr. Henry A. Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, Md., and will attend Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa.; Helen Imani Hinkson, who graduated from St. John’s College High School in Washington and will attend Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa; Tiffany Angelica Kearns, who graduated from Long Reach High School in Columbia, Md., and will attend Hampton University in Hampton, Va.; Shelby Shipp, who graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring and will attend St. Paul University in Lawrenceville, Va.; Albert Thomas Ramey-Speed, who graduated from Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, Md., and will attend Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md.

Christopher Spriggs, who graduated from Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Md., and will attend Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va.; Jesse Taylor, who graduated from Northwood High School in Silver Spring and will attend Montgomery College in Silver Spring; and Leslie Thomas, who graduated from St. John’s College high School in Washington and will attend St. John’s University in New York, N.Y.