WHS, FCHS graduates win scholarships

COLUMBIA – The 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia Inc. awarded scholarships totaling $12,000 to six recent high school graduates in the Columbia area. Three of those students were: Nathaniel Adams and Sheldon Johnson, graduates of Fairfield Central High School and RayShaun Hooks, a graduate of Westwood High School.

The renewable scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, were awarded to the students in recognition of their exceptional academic achievements, community service, and leadership abilities. All of the scholarship recipients will begin their collegiate careers this fall.

Adams will attend the University of South Carolina and major in biology. Johnson will attend Clemson University and major in architecture. Hooks will attend Lander University and major in exercise science.

The 100 Black Men is an alliance of African American men of business, public affairs, health care, and education with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth, through intellectual development and economic empowerment. Since the program’s inception, the 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia Inc. has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to deserving youth.