Old Mill High graduate is scholarship winner
An Old Mill High School graduate has been chosen as one of six women to receive the first Tribute to Women of Color Awards in Anne Arundel County.
Angela Hawkins, 22, will receive the Dr. Faye W. Allen Scholarship, a cash award of several hundred dollars. Carolyn Sullivan, chairwoman of the Annapolis YWCA's racial justice committee, said she did not have an exact figure because contributions are still coming in.
The award will be presented at an Annapolis luncheon.
Ms. Hawkins is a student at Hampton University with a 3.5 grade point average, majoring in air space management and team air traffic control. She is also a beauty queen, member of the Student Leadership Program and the Student Christian Association. Ms. Hawkins has received several scholarships.
The tribute, the first of its kind in the county, is co-sponsored by the YWCA and the Anne Arundel Medical Center.
"We realize there are many women, particularly women of color, who make great, unsung contributions every day to help communities grow and receive no accolades," said Ms. Sullivan. "We wanted to help redress that."
Tickets to the awards luncheon may be purchased by calling the YWCA at 268-5093.
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