Winston-Salem Prep alumni award 1st Noble Phoenix Memorial Scholarship

Winston-Salem Prep alumni award 1st Noble Phoenix Memorial Scholarship
June 29
09:31 2018

On Friday, June 22, the Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy Alumni Association (WSPAAA) wrapped up its first year of service by presenting two scholarships to recent WSPA graduates and honoring a fellow alumnus at the same time. 

In honor of Krishawn Noble, a WSPA alum who died in 2016, the group raised over $2,000 for the Noble Phoenix Memorial Scholarship. According to WSPAAA President Abriana Kimbrough, the association partnered with several community organizations, who agreed to match the funds they were able to raise, which was $500.

“The goal of the alumni association for the academic year was to encourage unity between current WSPA students and alumni and to fundraise for scholarships. We’ve successfully completed both.” Kimbrough said.

The scholarship recipients; Cecilia Okafur and Desire Mallory had to meet certain criteria in order to be selected for the scholarships including exemplifying good character, showing leadership in the classroom and the community, and being accepted into a four-year college or university.

Okafur, who will be attending Winston-Salem State University in the fall, received $1,000 from the alumni association. She plans to major in criminal justice. Mallory received $500 from the alumni association and will be continuing her education at N.C. A&T State University, where she plans to major in psychology.

The remaining $500 raised by the WSPA Alumni Association will be recycled for next year’s scholarship. The alumni association also presented the Noble Family with a plaque.

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