Nineteen Black high school seniors in the Charlottesville are getting some additional money to put toward college.
The students are receiving $1,000 scholarships from the organization 100 Black Men of Central Virginia and will be recognized at a ceremony this Saturday. The scholarships are in recognition of their academic achievements and involvement in their communities, representatives of the organization said in a statement.
The students attend high schools in Charlottesville as well as Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Orange counties. They all have at least a 3.0 GPA, participated in 100 Black Men community programs and will begin college in the fall. 100 Black Men of Central Virginia is a nonprofit that offers mentoring, enrichment, and college-readiness opportunities in area middle and high schools.
“These young Black men exemplify the characteristics of future leaders, modeling devotion to education and service to their communities,” said Daniel Fairley II, president of the organization. “We are excited to help them realize their dreams.”
Reginald Gatling, Albemarle High School
Lorenzo Burruss, Monticello High School
Malachi Christmas, Monticello High School
Troy Haverstrom, Monticello High School
Jaiden Beckett-Ansa, Western Albemarle High School
Elijah Witt, Western Albemarle High School
Noah Witt, Western Albemarle High School
David Djunga, Charlottesville High School
Corey Wayland, Charlottesville High School
Jaylen Anderson, Buckingham High School
Kobe Edmonds, Fluvanna County High School
Ahmad Woodson, Fluvanna County High School
Xavien Stevenson, William Monroe High School
Taybus Wilson, William Monroe High School
Micah Coles, Louisa County High School
Miles Coles, Louisa County High School
Quinton Collins, Louisa County High School
Timothy Bray, Orange County High School
Joshua Smith, Orange County High School