Thurgood Marshall Scholarship

About Thurgood

Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education, a 1954 decision that ruled that segregated public schools were unconstitutional. He served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit after being appointed by President John F. Kennedy. He was appointed as the Solicitor General by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965. President Johnson nominated him to the United States Supreme Court in 1967 and he was approved by the Senate.

This Year's Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Recipient

Nala Wyai is a senior at Richmond Community High School with a 4.2 GPA. She is the oldest sibling of two children, and she works hard each day serve as a great role model for her younger sister. Each day she constantly tries to put forth her best effort oth in and out of the classroom in order to achieve greatness. She is c the President of the student government at Richmond Community and she hS served as a representative for the past three years. Nala is also a member of the National Honor Society, Honor Council, Delta Gems, Future Business Leaders of America, and Partnership for the Future. In addition, she has a part-time job at TJ Maxx to assist her family financially. Each summer she serves as an Intern at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond where she shadows
employees,and provides assistance in varies rq n the Bank. W9 v• Nala has dedicated a lot of her time mg back to her commun tf-o er the past four years. She has volunteered at Lucille Brown Middle col and the Children's Museum. She is very goal oriented and is determine to accomplish her goals in the future. She plans on attending Delaware State University in the fall of 2019 and will major in Criminal Justice, ith 4iythopes of becoming a Juvenile Defense Attorney.

This Year's Presidents' Council Scholarship Recipient

Kaitivu S. Turnel is a senior at Atlanta High School in Atlanta, LA. She has excelled in the academic arena as well as extra-curricular activities and has maintained a 3.9 GPA. Kaitlyn has been an active member of 4-H, FBLA, Beta, Science Club, Student Council, varsity basketball and track. She has also been recognized as the Salutatorian for the graduating class of 2019. She has received many awards including Platinum on WorkKeys, Scholar's Award, and Fourth place in Advanced Math at the State Literary Rally. Kaitlyn will attend Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in the Fall of 2019 to pursue a degree in Sociology with a focus on Criminal Justice.