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Seven African-American High School students have been awarded four-year grants

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Seven African-American High School students have been awarded a four-year grant of $1000.00 per year from the Archbishop Karl J. Alter Scholarship Grant program for 2018-2019.

Deacon Royce Winters of the Archdiocesan Office for African-American Pastoral Ministries announced this week that the following students would receive the grants:

Garvin Billings, son of William and Susan Stovall, will graduate from Purcell Marian High School. Billings will be attending Northern Kentucky University and will pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. Billings is a member of Saint Margaret – Saint John Catholic Church, Fairfax.

Ramia Cierra Hobbs, daughter of Corey and Ronisha Hobbs, will graduate from Northwest High School. Hobbs will be attending Alabama A & M University, and will pursue a degree in Biochemistry – Pre-Dental. Hobbs is a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church, west end.

Kameron Eric Lee, son of Kris and Peggy Lee, will graduate from Lehman Catholic High School. Lee will be attending either Capital University or Wilmington College and will pursue a degree in Psychology. Lee is a member of Saint Mary Catholic Church, Piqua.

Marvin Mbah, son of Maryrose Mbah, will graduate from Chaminade Julienne High School. Mbah will be attending Wright State University and will pursue a degree in Biological Sciences. Mr. Mbah is a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church , Dayton.

Shamia Mills, daughter Megan O’Malley and Maurice Mills, will graduate from Purcell Marian High School. Mills will be attending Georgia State University and will pursue a degree in Nursing. Mills is a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Cincinnati.

Alan Phil Ndikintum, the son of Nyonu Ndikintum, will graduate from Purcell Marian High School. Ndikintum will be attending Wright State University and will pursue a degree in Pre-Medicine. Ndikintumi is a member of Saint Monica – Saint George Catholic Parish, Cincinnati.

Michaele Townsend, daughter of Kathleen Finn and Roy Townsend, will graduate from DePaul Cristo Rey High School. Townsend will be attending Xavier University and will pursue a degree in Political Science & Spanish. Townsend is a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Pleasant Ridge.

In 1964, Archbishop Karl J. Alter established the Archbishop Alter Scholarship – a four-year grant – to promote African American Catholic leadership among high school seniors who sought to pursue higher education. “It is one of the ways the Archdiocese of Cincinnati assists in developing African American leaders who rise from their communities to affect change in our world,” Deacon Winters said. For more information on the Office for African-American Pastoral Ministries, click here

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