The A. L. Mebane High School Alumni Association, Inc., awarded a group of first-term college students with academic scholarships.


HIGH SPRINGS ‒ The A. L. Mebane High School Alumni Association, Inc., has awarded a group of students who are first-term college students with scholarships. The program was held Dec. 27, 2022, at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in High Springs. This is the 24th year the Alumni Association has awarded scholarships. In addition to scholarships, the A. L. Mebane High School Alumni Association also provides social services and cultural enrichment.

The students were challenged by Santa Fe High School Class of 2000 Valedictorian Dr. Yuvon Mobley, who is currently Senior Director Scientific and Medical Affairs Biosciences Annexon Biosciences, Atlanta, Ga. She expounded on the poem, “Within Me.” For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger-something better, pushing right back.

A poetry reading “Bring Dat College Home” was recited by Calvin Smith.

Students receiving scholarships were DaKiya Jenkins and Alaurie McClellon, who will be attending Santa Fe College; Nay’Ron Jenkins, Tahj A. Merriex and Isley Mitchell, who are headed to Florida A&M University; Twaneise Johnson, who will be attending Kansas State University; Tya Spearman, who will be attending North Carolina A&T University; and Randolph John, Jr., who is headed to the New Mexico Military Institute. Scholarships were also presented by graduating classes of the school 1966, 1967 and1969.

The A. L. Mebane High School Alumni Association offered its sincere gratitude to the many sponsors for continued support of their college students, adding “You Make It Happen!”

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