BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN
Journal Staff Writer
Walk the Word Ministry hosted their annual Scholarship Fundraising Banquet for the coming year, and awarded their 2016 recipient with $500.00. The event was held on Saturday, March 5, at Parkway Plaza, 2500 Parkway, Maumee, Ohio.
The annual fundraiser held a 50/50 raffle, in which decorative gifts baskets could be won. In addition, the waiters, and waitresses were composed of members from their church, as well as, the outer community. At the end of the evening, when they were tipped by the people, whom they were serving, all of the proceeds went to the scholarship fund.
Ruth Henderson, chairperson of the event said, told The Toledo Journal the qualifications of how to be eligible for the scholarship.
Interested parties in the scholarship must have at least a 2.5 GPA, be active within the community, show interest in getting a higher education, have two references, and compose an essay about their plans after high school, and ultimate goal in life.
Beatrice Daniels, scholarship committee person, said that, it wasn’t hard selecting the 2016 winner, after seeing her GPA, and her community involvement.
Blake Minter, an 18 year old senior at Scott High School was the awarded the scholarship.
In addition to having a 4.3 GPA, Ms. Minter is involved with numerous community activities, including Race for the Cure, the Seed Swap Program at Scott, as well as the Book Bag Drive, and she’s involved in Toledo EXCEL.
Ms. Minter will be attending Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, majoring in Business.
She believes a person can still be successful in life without a degree, but it would be much harder. Therefore, her objective she said is, “To first, succeed in college, and then give back to the community by pursuing her dream.”
“My ultimate goal in life is to obtain my degree in business, and then open a battered women’s shelter that will help those women get back on their feet,” she told The Toledo Journal.