The Links announces scholarship recipients
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.