FORT WAYNE—Two of the city’s top students were honored with scholarships this past weekend as the Jennings Recreation Center celebrated its 55th Teenage Sunday on June 2 with the theme “It’s All About Our Youth.”
Aric Curry, a graduate of Concordia High School, and William Holley, a senior at South Side High School, were this year’s scholarship winners.
For decades, the community has supported the Albert G. Jennings Scholarship fund to assist neighborhood youth in their pursuit of a college degree. Scholarships are awarded each year during the prestigious Teenage Sunday.
The Albert G. Jennings Scholarship program has helped the college careers of many area African-Americans, including Dr. Sharon Banks, former educator at Fort Wayne Community Schools, and Mr. Jonathon Ray, CEO of Fort Wayne’s Urban League.
In addition to the scholarship presentations, those in attendance had an opportunity to hear presentations by guest speakers Samantha Hudson, a Mad Ant Dancer for the city’s D-League professional basketball team, and Matthew Griffin, a local teacher.
For more information, contact Michael Ayers at (260) 427-6700.
This article originally appeared in the June 5, 2013 print edition.