The Eagle Academy for Young Men 2012 scholarship winners

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One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York awarded 15 deserving outgoing high school seniors with $60,000 in scholarship grants during the 2012 Education and Scholarship Awards Ceremony featuring keynote speaker Ted Shaw, former Director-Counsel and President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The graduates from The Eagle Academy for Young Men will attend a variety of colleges and universities this fall, including Syracuse University, Boston College, Lafayette College, and others.

For more than twenty years, One Hundred Black Men, Inc. has provided scholarships based on academic performance, community service and financial need to seniors in New York City public schools who have been accepted to an accredited college or university. As the founder and initial sponsor of the Eagle Academy for Young Men, scholarships are given to Eagle Academy graduates.

The Eagle Academy was opened in the Bronx in 2004 as New York City’s first single-gender school in more than thirty years. Schools are also open in Brooklyn and Queens, each with a focus on academic excellence, leadership and character development. In addition to the $60,000 given away in this ceremony, One Hundred Black Men, Inc. has awarded $100,000 in scholarships through other programs this year.

Photo: Members of One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York and renowned Civil Rights Attorney Ted Shaw (3rd from left) surround The Eagle Academy for Young Men 2012 scholarship winners. The students are, first row (left to right): Brandon Young, Befadil Eustate, Xavier Thomas, and Gerard Carty. Second Row (left to right): James Kale, Kofi Boateng, Heru Coleman, Omashola Oroye, Surendranauth Persaud, Jevone Watt, Akil Hollington, Najee Senior, Ramel Haines, Devon Coombs, and Victor Martinez.

 

 

 
 

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