Ebonettes Service Club awards scholarships

Nov. 02, 2013 @ 07:13 AM

The Ebonettes  Service Club, Inc. of Durham awarded  the  2013  R. Marjorie Monroe Thorpe Scholarships  to five  Durham  high school seniors at its recent scholarship reception at Covenant Presbyterian Church.  

The scholarship is named in memory of the late  Ebonette  founder, Marjorie Monroe Thorpe , who was a high school counselor in the Durham Public Schools.  Over  $4,000.  in scholarships were awarded to selected applicants: 

-- Maya Finoh, daughter of Ahmed and Betty Finoh,  graduate of Hillside New Tech, will study at Brown University. 

-- Andrew Rosemond, son of Conyers Rosemond, graduate of Southern, will study at UNC-CH.

-- Jasmine Clay, daughter of Vena Clay, graduate of City of Medicine Academy, will study at UNC-G.

-- Iyana Faison, daughter of Walter and Desdemona Faison, graduate of Riverside, will study at UNC-G.

-- Praycious Wilson-Gray, daughter of Ms. Marjorie Wilson, graduate of  Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School, will study at Syracuse University.

Fran Ellison is scholarship committee chairperson.  Mary Reade is president of the Ebonettes Service Club Inc. of Durham, founded in 1972.