2018 Connie Priscilla Scholars
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Azhane Eppinger is from Miami, Florida graduating with a 3.9GPA! She is attending FAMU, majoring in Biology for her aspirations to Pre-Med. This Student Leader was active in the National Honors Society, served her community meals and helping young kids, while maintaining a part time job. She plans on influencing the world by opening up hospitals around the world and training up more medical students.
Taj Alston is from Harlem, NY, graduating with a 3.7GPA! She is attending Howard University, to attain a Bachelors of Science degree with a concentration in Media, Journalism and Film. This Student Leader is a firm believer in giving back, which is why she works with organizations like “Black Girls Lead” and others to serve food in her city and work with young kids…all while maintaining a part time job. She plans on influencing the world through her fashion and mainly through television. She wants to create her own network that displays a better variety of black shows and is a positive representation of black culture.
Jamyl Barnes is from Virginia Beach, VA and graduated with a 3.0GPA. He is attending Longwood University, majoring in Business with a concentration in Cyber Security. This young King holds various Leadership roles in his community and school, serves food to families in his city and is a member of the National Spanish Honor Society while maintain a part time job. He plans on influencing the world by helping to “build” Leaders through motivational talks and mentorship…using his own story as inspiration to others.
University of Montevallo
Sierra Ruggs is from Bessemer, Alabama, graduating with a 4.0GPA! She is attending the University of Montevallo, majoring in Marketing. This Student Leader has been a part of the National Honor Society, while serving her community in various ways…from cancer walks to food pantries to tutoring other students. Her most passionate work has been with the Anti-Bullying Campaign. Sierra plans on influencing the world through Film…using that platform to change the narrative and negative images portraying black people.