Local students receive sorority scholarship

Published 8:55 pm Friday, July 7, 2017

Two recent high school graduates have received scholarships from a local sorority. LaGrange High School graduate India Leslie and Callaway High graduate NyMiesha Towns have received scholarships from Theta Xi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. The scholarships are presented to students who are active in their communities, churches, schools and maintain high academic standards during their high school years.

At LaGrange High, Leslie participated in Family, Career, Community Leaders of America, Foreign Language Club, the school’s Black History Program, National Honor Society, Health Occupations Students of America, the basketball team, National Art Honor Society, helped with Special Olympics, National Society of High School Scholars, was a homecoming representative, ETS of CAU, student ambassador and Mr./Miss LHS. She is CPR and AED certified and she had a GPA of 3.85. Leslie will attend Clark Atlanta University where she will major in biology and minor in psychology.

Leslie is the daughter of Erica Jennings and Trevor Leslie.

Towns participated in the Clark Atlanta mentoring program for students seeking to go to college and is a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church where she served as an usher. She was also very involved in school activities.  Towns will attend Savannah State University where she plans to major in political science with the future goal of one day being a lawyer.

Towns is the daughter of Santavius Burden and granddaughter of Gail Towns.