2017 Connie Priscilla Scholars
Virginia Commonwealth University
Trinitee Pearson is from Chesapeake, VA and graduated from Grassfield High School with a 4.37 GPA. She has served her community by feeding the homeless with DECA community service, serving food at Granby House Senior Living Center, and worked as an activity manager at Lighthouse Pointe. Trinitee is attending Virginia Commonwealth University, majoring in Theater Performance.
Norfolk State University
Shanaya Murphy is from Newport News, VA and graduated from Phoebus High School with a 3.51 GPA. She has served her community as a mentor with AmeriCorps, helped at a local adoption agency and regularly fed the homeless. Shanaya is attending Norfolk State University, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Business.
Loyola Marymount University
Tanner Griffin is from Inglewood, CA and graduated from Bishop Montgomery High School with a 3.5 GPA. He has served his community by volunteering at his local police department, handling city requests and reviewing plans for the post. He has also mentored young kids through sports. Tanner is attending Loyola Marymount University, majoring in Business Entrepreneurship and minoring in Spanish.
North Carolina Central University
Jadin Nesbitt is from Virginia Beach, VA and graduated from Salem High School with a 3.5 GPA. He has served his community by working with the Salvation Army and local food banks. He also helped read to elementary students and assisted them with getting clothes and supplies for the school year. Jadin is attending North Carolina Central University, majoring in Business Management and minoring in Marketing.
California State University at Bakersfield
Kendall Diaz is from Los Angeles, CA and graduated from City of Angels High School with a 3.1 GPA. She served her community through the Delta GEMS Institute that worked with young girls in Africa. After being accepted to over 16 schools, Kendall decided to go to Texas Southern University, but due to Hurricane Harvey she was forced to transfer last minute and attend California State University at Bakersfield. Kendall is majoring in Kinesiology, with a minor in Sociology.
University of Alabama
Jessica Seawright is from Midfield, AL and graduated from Midfield High School with a 3.53 GPA. She has served her community by serving with March of Dimes, Ronald McDonald House and by tutoring elementary students. Jessica is attending the University of Alabama, majoring in Creative Media and minoring in Creative Writing.