Six high school seniors in New Rochelle and Mount Vernon have received scholarships from the Westchester County chapter of The Links, Incorporated, a service organization.
From New Rochelle High School, Jasmine T-M Castronuovo and Jazzmin T. Hylton were awarded scholarships while Ashley M. Cornelius received a book award.
From Mount Vernon High School, Ala M. Lockhart received a scholarship, while Jessica N. Obioha and Jaleda C. Stewart were given book awards.
Founded in 1946, The Links, Incorporated is an organization of “women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry,” according to its website.
The Westchester chapter awarded academic and book scholarships to the New Rochelle and Mount Vernon students at the New Rochelle United Methodist Church on Saturday.
The chapter has “served the Westchester community of African Americans and people of African descent for over 60 years and is a widely recognized service leader in the area,” according to a release from the organization.
The parent organization consists of 274 chapters in in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the Bahamas.
The photos shows, from left to right: Jazzmin Hylton; Jaleda C. Stewart; Jessica N. Obioha; Ala M. Lockhart; Linda Bradshaw, chairwoman of the scholarship committee of the Westchester County chapter of The Links, Incorporated; Jasmine T-M Castronuovo, Ashley M. Cornelius; and Brenda Jackson-Butcher, president of The Westchester County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.
Photo Credit: Tahra Grant