Links chapter awards scholarship, hosts Kentucky Derby event

Submitted photos- Link members Jacqueline Pettiford, president, and Stephanie Palmer present the scholarship award to recipient Aquiria Bowens.

Links chapter awards scholarship, hosts Kentucky Derby event
July 27
01:00 2017

The Winston-Salem Chapter of The Links Inc. awarded a scholarship to a high school graduate, Aquiria Bowens.  She graduated this year from Parkland High School, where she earned both her high school diploma and an International Baccalaureate Certificate.  She plans to attend North Carolina A&T University, where she intends to major in psychology and minor in criminal justice.  Bowens aspires to be a psychologist for juvenile delinquents and progress to counseling criminally insane patients. 

The funds for this scholarship were raised during Links’ first Kentucky Derby event held on May 6.  The event was a successful gathering at the Brookberry Farm Clubhouse with nearly 200 attendees.  Avon Ruffin led a team of Link members in planning and executing the event that included appetizers, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and even a contest for the women who came adorned in their Kentucky Derby hats and fascinators. 

The group gathered and watched the Kentucky Derby, with those who selected the prized horse as the predicted winner receiving a gift from the Chapter.

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