Maylani Nicole Carr is a senior at Emsley A. Laney High School. In addition to her academic prowess, Maylani is a member of the Beta Club, an AP Scholar, and serves as president of the National Honor Society. She also volunteers at Nourish NC, and Dorothy B. Johnson Pre-K Center.
Maylani is an excellent softball player, and captain of her softball team. In the fall, she will attend Vanderbilt University, and major in Medicine, Health and Society.
Drew Peterson, Peterson Softball LLC, admires Maylani's character and strong work ethic. "Maylani consistently demonstrates leadership by example, a teachable spirit, humbleness, respectfulness toward people in leadership positions, and genuine kindness toward her peers."
Carissa Jade Spicer is a senior at Liberty University Online Academy. She is also enrolled in the Fashion Industry Essentials Program at Parson The New School for Design in New York. Carissa is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, and volunteers as a Pre-K Assistant Teacher at the Port City Community Church.
In the fall, she plans to major in Apparel Design and Merchandising at Appalachian State University.
Kayla Daughtride, Grow Zone Volunteer Coordinator (PCCC) applauds Carissa's dedication and perseverance. "Carissa is committed to learning and growing as a leader, and has demonstrated a maturity well beyond her age in responsibility, leadership, and compassion for others."
This year, Red Black & Love, Inc.® awarded two $5,000 scholarships. Congratulations Amileon Williams and Shamyia Robinson!
The 2020 Red, Black & Love Scholarship Recipient, Taleeyah Brianna Perry, graduated from Wilmington Early College High School. She was a member of the National Honor Society with a 4.4 GPA and was ranked as the top student in her senior class. Upon her graduation, Taleeyah earned her high school diploma, an Associate’s Degree in Science, and two nursing certifications: Certified Nursing Assistant 1 (CNA1), and Certified Nursing Assistant 2 (CNA2).
While in high school, Taleeyah was a member of the Nurse Aid Club and volunteered at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She also donated her time to the Children’s Museum, Teen Court, and the Big Buddy Program. Taleeyah also participated in the 2020 Alpha Kappa Alpha Debutante Program.
Wilmington Early College High School Principal, Regina Wooten, praised Taleeyah’s personality and work ethic. “Taleeyah is a gentle soul who works hard in order to measure her definition of success. As her Principal, I have watched her set goals, attain them, and continue to strive for improvement. I have known Taleeyah for four years, and she demonstrates time and time again that she is not willing to accept anything less than her best.”
Taleeyah is currently attending The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, majoring in nursing. We look forward to hearing about her college success in the years to come!
Red, Black & Love, Inc.® believes that education, as an essential tool for academic and personal growth, can be used as a vehicle to equip all people with equal opportunities. We commit to continuing our mission of providing financial assistance to deserving, college-bound, young minds as they in turn help to build a more cohesive, and equal, society. Education Matters. Respect and Equality Matter. Black Lives Matter.
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