Jax Alphas Award Oratorical Excellence with Thousands in Scholarships

Shown are chapter members and scholarships recipients.

The Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Alpha Fraternity, Inc.,  in partnership with the Alpha Men of Jacksonville Foundation, Inc. awarded thousands in scholarships to seven deserving and talented Jacksonville students. These deserving young men advanced to the final round of the chapters’s 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Competition where they delivered a speech that answered the prompt: “How can African Americans better leverage the power of Education to overcome barriers and pave the way to a brighter future?”

All of the participants delivered powerful crowd moving speeches and received a scholarship prize. The top scholarship recipients were: Ryan Brown ($7,000), who Silas Turner ($5,000), James Byers ($3,000), Kingston Chisolm ($1,000).  “All participants received book scholarships of $250 were awarded to Brendon Culpepper, Tai Willaims and Christian Foster.

“All seven young men worked very hard and exemplified what it means to be a skilled communicator,” said chapter member Jabari Jones.

The Oratorical Competition is held annually over a three month period spanning December thru February culminating in a public event.

The Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc is comprised of men who are dedicated to selfless service within the community.

Under the leadership of President Timothy Edwards, the historic chapter is the first charter in Florida in 1925. Their community contributions include the Black & Gold Gala and partnering with the March of Dimes.

Shown are chapter members and scholarship recipients.



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