The Links an­nounces schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ents

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The South­ern Mary­land Chain Chap­ter, The Links, In­cor­po­rated awarded eight schol­ar­ships to sup­port con­tin­ued learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences to high school se­niors in South­ern Mary­land. The or­ga­ni­za­tion is a na­tional ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tion of dy­namic, con­cerned and tal­ented women who are linked in friend­ship to en­hance the qual­ity of life in the larger com­mu­nity. The Links In­cor­po­rated was founded in 1946. The ser­vice pro­gram has five ma­jor facet ar­eas which in­clude ser vices to youth; na­tional trends and ser­vices; in­ter­na­tional trends and ser­vices; the arts; and health and well­ness.

One of the schol­ar­ship awards is the Al­ber­tine T. Lan­caster Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship given in mem­ory to honor Lan­caster’s vi­sion­ary lead­er­ship in the South­ern Mary­land Chain Chap­ter from 1981 to 2007. She is re­mem­bered in the com­mu­nity for her lead­er­ship in so­cial work, child wel­fare ad­vo­cacy and as a mem­ber of the Mary­land State Board of Ed­u­ca­tion. Her life work was de­voted to the well-be­ing of chil­dren and fam­i­lies. Kourt­nei Lafae Sims of North­ern High School was this year’s re­cip­i­ent of the Al­ber­tine T. Lan­caster Memo­rial Award.

This year’s other schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ents are: Jor­dan Imani Coun­tiss of Great Mills High School; Rain­bow Lewis of Great Mills High School; Jad­den Michael Ste­wart of St. Mary’s Ryken High School; An­gelique A. Ogun­se­mowo of North Point High School; Monique Yvette Reid of North Point High School; Jas­mine Michelle Walls of Henry E. Lackey High School; and Déja Moneyh McCleary of Hunt­ing­town High School.

The South­ern Mary­land Chain Chap­ter, The Links In­cor­po­rated awarded $4,500 to the 2016 schol­ar­ship pro­gram. Since 1982, the chap­ter has awarded over $110,000 in schol­ar­ships.

Lewis

Sims

Ste­wart

Ogun­se­mowo

McCleary

Reid

Coun­tiss

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