Congratulations to Max Burch, Alexis Metts, Jon Russell, and Daphne Woolridge. These four amazing students were selected to receive our 2017 BDNKY, Inc. Scholarships. Each student will have $1000 forwarded directly to their current or future university. You can find more information about each student below.
Max is a student at the University of Louisville, majoring in Anthropology, and double minoring in Creative Writing and LGBTQ Studies. More than a student, Max is also a student leader, mentor, and tutor. He is most passionate about public speaking, writing, and community engagements. This past November, Max presented a workshop, entitled “The Intersectional Flow of Poetry” at the state-wide Come Together Kentucky Conference.
Currently a student at Central High School Magnet Career Academy, Jon will attend the University of Kentucky, majoring in Business and Economics. Jon is a member of the Central High School Swim Team and the Central High School Choir. He also participates in the Whitney M. Young Scholars Program and is a member of Black Achievers.
Alexis is currently enrolled at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is majoring in Finance and Economics. In addition to her role as a Black Student Association member, working closely with the Center of Diversity and Inclusion, Alexis also takes time out of her schedule to attend Cincinnati Bar Association – Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati events. There she networks and develops connections for herself and those who may be further along in their education than she is.
Enrolled at the University of Louisville, Daphne is majoring in Secondary Education – English. Daphne plans to dedicate her career to the advancement and advocacy for diversity and inclusion. Presently, she dedicates numerous volunteer hours to local schools and organizations, (such as C.O.N.E.C.T. Peer Mentoring, Woodford Porter Scholars, and Diversity Committee) that foster education prosperity for minority students.