Ten Linden seniors receive $208,000 in A&M scholarships

The 10 LHS seniors who have been awarded a total of $208,000 in Alabama A&M University scholarships are (l-r) Dewayne Charleston, Jr., Quinten Richardson, Brija Brown, Krisshandra Fluker, Oriana Little, Amanda Evans, Elizabeth Dunn, Kelvin Roulaine, Adriauna Alston, and Lynneshia Dukes. Their principal Dr. Timothy Thurman was on hand at the ceremony to celebrate their success.

The 10 LHS seniors who have been awarded a total of $208,000 in Alabama A&M University scholarships are (l-r) Dewayne Charleston, Jr., Quinten Richardson, Brija Brown, Krisshandra Fluker, Oriana Little, Amanda Evans, Elizabeth Dunn, Kelvin Roulaine, Adriauna Alston, and Lynneshia Dukes. Their principal Dr. Timothy Thurman was on hand at the ceremony to celebrate their success.

As a rule, any field trip day is always a day that high school students anxiously anticipate, and the most recent field trip for 10 Linden High School seniors was no exception to the rule. On February 4, 2015, LHS principal Dr. Timothy Thurman was delighted to accompany 10 of the best and brightest seniors in the advanced curriculum program at LHS to a scholarship award ceremony hosted by Alabama A&M University. Six high schools were invited to the ceremony, and of the six area schools, Linden High School garnered the top spot with the largest number of scholarships awarded (10) and the highest total dollar amount earned ($208,000).

Dr. Thurman is pleased to congratulate the following LHS seniors for this monumental academic achievement: Kelvin Roulaine ($30,000), Amanda Evans ($30,000), Adriauna Alston ($20,000), Brija Brown ($20,000), Dewayne Charleston, Jr. ($20,000), Lynneshia Dukes ($20,000), Krisshandra Fluker ($20,000), Oriana Little ($20,000), Elizabeth Dunn ($14,000), and Quentin Richardson ($14,000).

“We are extremely proud of the academic excellence these young men and young ladies have achieved in high school as illustrated by their scholarship eligibility based on their grade point averages, ACT scores, class ranking, and leadership qualities,” Thurman said. “Our counselor Mr. Jones always does an outstanding job of pairing our students with the right colleges and helping them apply for appropriate scholarships, and these ten students have ensured that his proven track record of success is standing strong with the LHS Class of 2015,” Thurman added.

“It’s very exciting to know that it is only February and the Class of 2015 scholarship total already stands at $208,000. That is an accomplishment that celebrates the success of not only these high school scholars and their counselor but also of the LHS faculty and staff,” Thurman said.

The recent A&M Scholarship Award Ceremony was held at the R.C. Hatch High School Gym in Uniontown. Scholarships were awarded to students from Linden High School, Demopolis High School, Francis Marion High School, Greensboro High School, R.C. Hatch High School, and Sunshine High School.