Minority Achievement Committee Celebrates Sister Scholars


Matt Whiteside

The MAC Sister Scholars celebrated their graduating class and welcomed in new sisters May 28.

The graduating MAC Sister Scholars are passing on the torch to a new generation of empowered women.

The Minority Achievement Committee Sister Scholars awards ceremony took place May 28th to celebrate the academic successes of the graduating, current and new sister scholars.

The annual award ceremony recognizes students that maintain good grades and praises those who have raised GPAs.

“This day is saddening and joyful,” said junior and MAC Sister Mika Jordan. “We will never forget the contributions made as a MAC Sister Scholar.”

The senior MAC scholars were Jasmine Bevel, Hayley Calhoun, Carley Fort, Mikayla Gibs, Mariah Howard, Nazhary Jackson, Aryanna Jones, Shami Mitchell, Lyndsi Powell, Leah Toney. The ceremony both celebrated their achievements and heralded a new group of MAC Sister Scholars to carry on the legacy of success.

The new MAC Sister Scholars are Danielle Baston, Cydney Calhoun, Autumn Connor, Shaylin Foster, MonicaMonet Franklin-Kidd, Namoi Gaston, Makayla Howard, Amaria Kinney, Lauren Reese, Curtshanna Robinson and Bre’Auria Wherry.

Also present was guest speaker Ramona Lowery, currently mechanical engineer, and a 1989 graduate of Shaker. Lowery offered 5 tips to success: “First, let challenges in life lead to success not to failure. Second, when you fall get back up. Third, ask for help. Fourth, if you do not like the script you’re living in, change it. Fifth, do not forget to look back down and pull someone else up,” she said. Lowery continued on to speak about her successes, despite obstacles that blocked her path.

Senior MAC Sister Nazhary Jackson also spoke. She has been involved in MAC Sisters since 6th grade. “I was proud to walk around and say I am a scholar,” she said. “The program has grown so much and the advisors have been nothing but supportive.”

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