Durham Rotary Names 2016 Scholars

Alexandra Zagbayou, Executive Director Student U (left), Tiwana Adams, Frank Adams (Durham Rotary Centennial Scholar), Fahsyrah Knight (Durham Rotary Centennial Scholar), Sylvia Knight, Fahim Knight and Meg Solera, Co-Chair, Scholarship Committee, Durham Rotary Club

Alexandra Zagbayou, Executive Director Student U (left), Tiwana Adams, Frank Adams (Durham Rotary Centennial Scholar), Fahsyrah Knight (Durham Rotary Centennial Scholar), Sylvia Knight, Fahim Knight and Meg Solera, Co-Chair, Scholarship Committee, Durham Rotary Club

The Durham Rotary Club selected five 2016 scholars from Durham Public Schools who have achieved academic excellence and need assistance to continue their educations.

Marge Nordstrom, co-chair of the Durham Rotary Club Scholarship Committee, said, “The goal of our 2016 Rotary Centennial and Brown Family scholarships is to make their future education dreams a reality. Each student will start their college education with a $1000 scholarship.”

Named as Durham Rotary Centennial Scholars were Fahsyrah Knight, Frank Adams, Khalik Weaver, and Brenda Durhan Velazquez of the Student U program.

Named as the Brown Family Scholar was Pamela Gonzalez of the Emily K program.

Each of the students and their parents attended weekly club meetings on July 11 and July 25 at the Durham Convention Center.

“Our club is proud to help them achieve their education goals,” Nordstrom said.

Adam Eigenrauch, Executive Director, Emily K Center (left), Troy Weaver, Kahlik Weaver (Durham Rotary Centennial Scholar), Florentina Gonzalez, Pamela Gonzalez (Brown Family Scholarship recipient), Blanca Velazquez, Brenda Duran Velazquez (Durham Rotary Centennial Scholar), Alexandra Zagayou, Executive Director Student U, and Meg Solera, Co-Chair Scholarship Committee, Durham Rotary Club

Adam Eigenrauch, Executive Director, Emily K Center (left), Troy Weaver, Kahlik Weaver (Durham Rotary Centennial Scholar), Florentina Gonzalez, Pamela Gonzalez (Brown Family Scholarship recipient), Blanca Velazquez, Brenda Duran Velazquez (Durham Rotary Centennial Scholar), Alexandra Zagayou, Executive Director Student U, and Meg Solera, Co-Chair Scholarship Committee, Durham Rotary Club

Student U is a college-access organization founded in the proposition that all students in Durham have the ability to succeed. Student U creates a pipeline of services to support students through middle school, high school, and college.

Brown Family Scholarship recipients are members of the Emily K program.  The K to College programs of the Emily K Center develop educated student leaders who achieve in school, gain entry to and graduate from college, and ultimately break the cycle of poverty in their families.

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