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Posted on: February 26, 2019

2019 Chesterfield County Leadership for the 21st Century Scholarship Winners Announced

Six Leadership for the 21st Century Scholarship Winners

Date: February 25, 2019 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — As February comes to a close, Virginia State University and Chesterfield County honored six high-achieving high school seniors at the annual Black History Month Business Breakfast and Scholarship Recognition held on February 22.

Leadership for the 21st Century Scholarships are designed to recognize the achievements and contributions of high school seniors enrolled in Chesterfield County Public Schools. 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.

2019 Chesterfield County Leadership for the 21st Century Scholarship Winners

  • Megan Bale, Maggie Walker Governor’s School
  • Madyson Denise Fitzgerald, Matoaca High School
  • Elon Hairston, James River High School
  • Destiny Hunt, Thomas Dale High School
  • DeAndre McEwen Jr., Meadowbrook High School
  • Gabrielle Walker, Monacan High School

Each February, Virginia State University and Chesterfield County celebrate 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. It’s a tradition that goes back 30 years, and the Black History Month Business Breakfast and Scholarship Recognition is a hallmark of that tradition.

Kym Grinnage, vice president and general manager of NBC12, served as the emcee for this year’s event. Keynote speakers included Lane B. Ramsey, partner, DecideSmart LLC, and former Chesterfield County administrator, and Millard D. “Pete” Stith Jr, president, Stith Solutions LLC, and former Chesterfield Deputy County administrator.

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