Chelby Sterling is a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School of New Orleans, Louisiana, where she graduated with honors. Chelby served as student government secretary for four years and Black Culture Club secretary. As the secretary of the Young Democrats, she participated in biweekly meetings and attended rallies supporting democratic candidates. The talented multi-tasker, participated in varsity softball and football, and enjoyed spending time with her autistic brother. Voted “Best Overall” by her peers, Chelby excelled academically and athletically while remaining faithful to attending Bible study at her church weekly.
Chelby will be attending Emory University in the fall to pursue a degree in political science and African American studies. She intends to pursue a law degree.
Destiny Grear graduated with honors from L.W. Higgins High School of Marrero, Louisiana. She is a first generation college student and believes that a career in pharmacy will allow her to be a vessel used by God to assist in healing others. Destiny’s community service includes working as a softball equipment manager, assisting the elderly at Wyhaven Healthcare Center, delivering Christmas baskets to local residents through the National Honor Society, and tutoring young students.
Destiny will be attending Xavier University of Louisiana in the fall to pursue a pharmacy degree.
Myles Anderson$1000 Book Scholarship
Myles Anderson is a graduate of Lusher Charter School of New Orleans, Louisiana. As a member of New Home Ministries Family of Churches, Myles serves in the Media Ministry and Feeding the Homeless Ministry. He believes that combining his values as a Christian leader and studies of mechanical engineering will assist him in his desire to build access ramps for the handicap and develop better air conditioning systems.
Myles will be attending Tuskegee University in the fall to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.
Imani Gaudin-County$1000 Book Scholarship
Imani Gaudin-County is a graduate of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts of Louisiana where she graduated with distinction. Her professional goal is to become a professional dancer and use her talent of dance to target social issues reflective of African-American history and culture. Imani has trained with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Julliard School and the Joffrey Ballet in New York City. During her free time, Imani volunteers as a dance instructor for the Dance for Social Change and Chosen Vessels Performing Arts, Inc.
Imani will be attending State University of New York-Purchase in the fall to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Teyonce Peyton$1000 Book Scholarship
Teyonce’ Peyton graduated with honors from the High School for Law and Justice in Houston, Texas. She served as vice president of Teen Court and was a member of the Student Council and National Honor Society. She also enjoys training cheerleaders.
April West$1000 Book Scholarship
April West Is a graduate of Cohen College Prep of New Orleans, Louisiana, where she graduated with honors. She believes that as a nurse, she will be able to minister and assist in healing those in need. April is a volunteer in New Home Ministry’s Feeding the Homeless Ministry. She was a Ms. Louisiana contestant and has been recognized as Scholar of the Month at her high school.
April will be attending Alcorn State University in the fall to pursue a career in nursing.