2019 Scholarship Recipients

2019 Scholarship Recipient: Varvara Papakonstantinou

College: Livingstone College

Parents: Memunatu Eirini Bangura and Konstantinos Papakonstantinou

Major:  Business Administration concentrated in Marketing Media Planner, Public Relations Resprentative, Meeting Planner, and Social Media Manager

Accomplishments:  Received V.C.C.S 2018-19 President's Cup, NCISAA Discuss Champion, SPAA Women's Basketball All Conference 2019, "A" Average Honor Club

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2019 Scholarship Recipient: Julian Wright

College: Hampton University

Major:  Business Finance Major/Leadership Studies Minor

Accomplishments:  Best New Leader 201 - McCrorey YMCA Teen Leader Board; Best All-Around Leader 2018 - McCrorey YMCA Teen Leader Board; Most Likely to Succeed 2019 - McCrorey YMCA Teen Leader Board; Lion Pride Award 2019 - West Charlotte High School Colemon W. Kerry, Jr. Scholarship Recipient; Youth Financial Literacy Scholarship Recipient; Hampton University Merit Scholarship; Greater Charlotte Alliance of Black School Educators (GCABSE) Scholarship Recipient; Order of the Eastern Star, Grand Chapter Scholarship Recipient; Order of the Eastern Star, Golden Hue Chapter Scholarship Recipient; Pi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship Recipient; Career Choice - Chief Financial Officer of a Fortune 500 Company

2019 Scholarship Recipient: Myles MacDonald

College: North Carolina A&T State University

Major:  Visual Design

Intended Career:  Creative Director

Parents:  Dana & Neisha MacDonald

Accomplishments:  A-B honor all four years of high school

2018 Scholarship Recipients

2018 Scholarship Recipient: Faith McGowen

High School: Renaissance School of Arts and Technology at Olympic High School

College: Duke University

Parents: James Gowen Jr. and Andrea McGowen

Highlights: “Winning the National Center for Women in Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing. I am also a part of several honor societies and serve as a math and reading tutor.”

Memento: NCWIT National Award for Aspirations in Computing

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2018 Scholarship Recipient: Gavin Rodriguez

High School: Rocky River High School

College: New York University

Parents: Robert and Tawanda Mathis

Major: Photography and Imaging

Intended Career: Location Scout for Films/TV Shows, Travel and Documentary Photographer, Director, Filmmaker, Screenwriter

2018 Scholarship Recipient: Kayla McLaurin

High School: Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology

College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Major: Pre-Health

Minor: Spanish and Journalism

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