Photos by David Ferebee
Voices of Faith Ministries, under the leadership of Bishop Gary Hawkins, Sr., presented five of its high school seniors with scholarships on July 21.
The scholarship winners were honored at worship services at Voices of Faith’s Stone Mountain and Conyers campuses.
The VOF Men’s Ministry, led by Bishop Hawkins, along with Deacon Robert Scales, chair of the VOF Golf Committee and the 50 Plus Ministry, led by Deaconess Kishia Mitchell, partnered together for the first time to raise money for the scholarships. Through the partnership, four students each received a $750 scholarship this year. The awardees included:
Sky Pittman, South Gwinnett High School, who will be attending Georgia State University
Daisha Rouche’, DeKalb School of the Arts, who will be attending the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, CA
Cameron Ware, Tucker High School, who will be attending Florida International University, Miami, FL
Aliyah Woodside, Winter Haven(FL) High School, who will be attending Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, FL.
Again this year, the Stone Mountain – Lithonia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., under the leadership of Dennette Battle, president, was the benefactor of a $750 scholarship. The scholarship was awarded to Tyler Stodghill,a South Gwinnett High School graduate who will be attending South Georgia State College this fall.
Elder Debra Higgins, who provided oversight of the scholarship process, said that all five students excelled in extracurricular activities in school, the community and at church. She said the student were honored as outstanding leaders who have a bright future.