The Pi Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, recently award $10,000 in scholarships to local students throughout northeast Florida. The awards were presented at a scholarship recognition program held at the Orange Park Country Club. Students, parents, friends and members of Pi Eta Omega Chapter were present for the event.
Two Clay County students received scholarships. Tabetha Elie, who volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House and plans to become a doctor, graduated from Orange Park High School in the top 15% of her class. Davida Lewis, an Oakleaf High School graduate and scholar/athlete, plans to attend Johnson & Wales University majoring in Fashion Merchandising.
St. Johns County resident Alex Wilson was also awarded. A future engineer, Alex graduated from Creekside High School Magna Cum Laude with a 3.8 GPA and will attend the University of South Florida.
Both Duval County recipients credit the Boys and Girls club with developing their leadership skills, overcoming personal challenges and providing opportunities for growth. Damon Edmond will attend the University of Central Florida. Aquaria Henderson graduated from Jean Ribault High School with a 3.8 GPA and will attend University of North Florida.
Two students received the Juanita Henry Legacy Bookship Awards. Carmen Cage is a graduate of the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and will attend the Conservatory of Dance of Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. The second recipient, Keion Harvey, is the reigning Mr. First Coast High School and will attend Florida A&M University.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC in 1908.