PICTURED ABOVE: Geralynn Dumas
Three recent high school graduates, Geralynn Dumas of Willowridge High School, Cameron Lavergne of Booker T. Washington High School and Iyvor Hypolite of St. Pius X High School were recently awarded Charles H. Johnson Memorial Scholarships to start their college education by the Fred C. Johnson Foundation, Inc., at a luncheon in a local Houston restaurant.
The three students were selected out of a pool of fourteen applicants, based on their community service, academic achievement and an essay describing their aspirations and how they plan to give back to the community.
Dumas will attend Texas A&M – Corpus Christi and she plans to major in Biology with intentions of a career in Family Medicine. Lavergne is going to Trinity University in San Antonio, majoring in Engineering, and her goal is to solve problems to improve our environment through sustainability and create more affordable options for the world. Hypolite will major in Business Administration with concentration in Marketing and Management at Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia, where his goal is starting a business and becoming a successful businessman who will create jobs.
The luncheon, hosted by the Fred C. Johnson Board of Trustees, marked the 14th year that scholarships have been awarded to deserving local students. The Fred C. Johnson Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that is designed to continue awarding scholarships that have historically been awarded by Johnson Funeral Home.