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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Chesterfield Students Awarded Scholarships During Black History Month Program

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Feb. 18, 2022

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County and Chesterfield County Public Schools, in partnership with Virginia State University, awarded six high school seniors with the “Leadership for the 21st Century” scholarships during its Black History Month Annual Scholarship Recognition on Friday, Feb. 18. 

The event was held virtually this year and the public was invited to tune in online

This year’s scholarship essay asked Chesterfield County high school seniors to reflect on the 2022 Black History Month theme: “Black Health & Wellness.” The students’ essays focused on identifying a black individual in their life, or a leader who has positively impacted their development. The six winners were awarded $2,500 scholarships, with one winner selected from each of the county’s five magisterial districts and the sixth chosen from one of the regional governor schools. 

2022 Chesterfield County Leadership for the 21st Century Scholarship Winners

  • Kianny Alvarado, Thomas Dale High School 
  • Nicole Bland, Cosby High School 
  • Timothy Daniel, Appomattox Regional Governor’s School 
  • Amya Gilliam, L.C. Bird High School 
  • Langston Minor, Clover Hill High School 
  • Aghaby Twadros, James River High School 

For 33 years, Chesterfield County has celebrated Black History Month with a variety of programs that explore the rich, diverse heritage of African Americans and their contributions to our community and nation. 

Dr. Lauren R. Powell, former director of the Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity, delivered the keynote address during the Annual Scholarship Recognition Program.  

Read more about the 2022 scholarship winners.

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