Sorority hands out $22,800 in scholarships

Delta Life Development Foundation Inc. and Columbus Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. have awarded scholarships to 20 area high school students in a grand total amount of $22,800. The application process is highly competitive and provides one-time general aid scholarships and renewable career-targeted (teacher-education) scholarships to eligible high school seniors. Recipients are selected based upon their academic excellence, extracurricular and community service activities, leadership skills, recommendations, as well as written and oral communication skills. The 2014 winners are, seated from left, LaRae Dixon Moore-Columbus Alumnae Chapter, President; Mahogany Boynton, Spencer; Rachael Keeter, Smiths Station; Katrina Townsend, Hardaway; Victoria Johnson, Smiths Station; Marikit Cabiladas-Knight, Northside; Moriah Epps, Kendrick; Tyerra Smith, Kendrick; Morgan Screws, Russell County; and Juanita Davis, Delta Life Development Foundation President. Standing, Mattie Hall, Scholarship Chair; Octavia Fortson, Carver; Lakeisha Fletcher, Northside; Kendra Moore, Columbus; Taquanna Walton, Carver; Marvin Lloyd, Columbus; Joseph Bridges, Columbus; Doria Lacey, Hardaway; Aliyah Riley, Central; Patricia Duffy, Shaw; Chelsea Nix, Northside; and Laurie Caulton-Parker, Senior Teen Seminar Chair. Not pictured: Kennedy Ross, Jordan and Candace Onukwue, Northside.