Alpha Kappa Alpha awards scholarships

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 21, 2016

SALISBURY — The graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. recently recognized educational grant recipients for the 2016 graduating class. A total of nine grants were awarded to local graduating seniors.

Three students from Salisbury High School were presented educational grants by the Delta Xi Omega Chapter. Students were:

  • Aysia Brockington, daughter of Margaret Payton. Aysia plans to attend Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga.
  • Delphia Henderson, daughter of Bridget Henderson and the late Jerry Henderson. She plans to attend Lenior-Rhyne University.
  • Lizabeth Logan, daughter of Carolyn Logan, who plans to attend Chowan College in Virginia.

Four students from North Rowan High School were awarded educational grants. They were:

  • Phillip Martin II, son of Kimberly and Phillip Martin. Phillip plans to attend Appalachian State University.
  • Khalil Oglesby, son of Thomasine Oglesby and Larry Keaton-El. Khalil plans to attend Winston-Salem State University.
  • Tabitha Tulloch, daughter of Benita and Delray Tulloch. Tabitha plans to attend Western Carolina University.
  • Destiny White, daughter of Jackie White. Destiny plans to attend Gardner-Webb University.

The student selected from Jesse C. Carson High School was Janae Bates, daughter of Sharon and George Bates. Janae plans to attend Winston-Salem State University. From Rowan Early College, Kaylee Matthews, daughter of Susan Curlett, was selected. She plans to attend East Carolina University.

The sorority’s major fundraiser is the Fashionetta Pageant. The pageant was held on June 25, in Varick Auditorium on the campus of Livingstone College. All recipients were acknowledged.

Since 1948, the local chapter has awarded over $150,000 in grants and scholarships. Approximately 2,000 girls and boys have benefited from the activities connected with the Fashionetta and the Cinderella Ball fundraisers. The sorority has also supported numerous local agencies including Rowan Helping Ministries, the American Cancer Society, Communities in Schools, Christmas Happiness and UNCF.

Lillian L. Morgan is the president of Delta Xi Omega chapter and Lovetta Ealy Moore is chairman of the Scholarship Committee.