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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Presents Scholarships

CHAPEL HILL, NC – The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has awarded $5,500 in scholarships to eight (8) graduating seniors from high schools in Orange and Chatham counties.  A reception for the students and their families/friends was held on May 14th and presentations to the students were made at each school’s respective Awards and Honors Day.  The recipients of the $750.00 scholarship awards are Jada Young (Carrboro High), Kristian Richardson (East Chapel Hill High), Victoria Smith (Chapel Hill High) and Jocelyn Rives (Chatham Central).  Recipients receiving $500 awards are Diamond McPhatter (Carrboro High), Aliyah Smith (Orange High) and Candyce Smith (Cedar Ridge High).  Amber Cotton-Geer (Jordan Matthews High) received an award of $1,000 for scholastic achievement and the sorority’s “Fortitude Award.”   Since the chapter’s chartering in 1979, more than $150,000 has been provided in scholarship aid to 222 graduating students in all of the schools in the service area of Chatham and Orange County.

(Pictured left to right) Front Row, scholarship recipients: Amber Cotton-Geer, Candyce Smith, Jada Young, Diamond McPhatter, Victoria Smith, and Aliyah Smith; Back Row, chapter members: Rhonda Manns McRae, Sylvia Black, Hermenia Green, Bettina Shufford, Ann Wilkerson, Lorraine Coleman, Ursula Howard, Erma Smith-King, Hazel Gibbs, and Gwen Atwater. (Submitted photo)
(Pictured left to right) Front Row, scholarship recipients: Amber Cotton-Geer, Candyce Smith, Jada Young, Diamond McPhatter, Victoria Smith, and Aliyah Smith; Back Row, chapter members: Rhonda Manns McRae, Sylvia Black, Hermenia Green, Bettina Shufford, Ann Wilkerson, Lorraine Coleman, Ursula Howard, Erma Smith-King, Hazel Gibbs, and Gwen Atwater. (Submitted photo)


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Lawrence Davis, a Durham, North Carolina native, is a Sports Editor/Writer and Webmaster. The High Point University Alum has been writing for the magazine since 2013, covering Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) sports year round, as well as the Durham Bulls (Triple-A) baseball team in spring and summer. Davis is also the Head Coach of the Sanderson High School Varsity Lacrosse team in Raleigh NC, leading his team to numerous school records in only four years with the program. Davis still manages to assist in the organization and facilitation of the Annual NC MLK/Black History Month Parade, Annual NC Juneteenth Celebration, Spectacular Magazine Men of the Year and Spectacular Magazine Women of the Year award programs, among other events. Despite his busy schedule, Lawrence has built and maintains the Spectacular Magazine website and social media. @lawdavis13 lawdavis@spectacularmag.com
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