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2020 JGH Jewel Scholarship Recipients

The Brothers of Zeta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. through the Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational and Charitable Foundation are pleased and honored to announce those selected to receive the 2020 Jewel Scholarship for $2,000 by the Board of Directors and selection committee.

The awardees in alphabetical order include:

1. Mr. Daniel Bess (Paul VI Catholic HS) - College of William & Mary

2. Mr. Patrick Cloud (Hayfield Secondary School) - University of Virginia

3. Mr. Aaron Jackson (Lake Braddock HS) - Virginia Tech University

4. Ms. Cyrena Matingou (Freedom HS) - University of Virginia

5. Mr. Noah Mack (Home School) - George Mason University

6. Mr. Beau Everett (Riverside HS) - Ursinus College

7. Mr. Ryan Paul (Osborne Park HS) - Virginia Tech University

8. Mr. Linwood Stokes Jr. (Loudoun Valley HS) - Randolph Macon College

9. Ms. Janielle Walker (Parkview HS) - Virginia Commonwealth University

10. Ms. Jaylen Washington (Woodgrove HS) - Howard University

Awardee Bios

Mr. Daniel Bess attends Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax. He is a young man looking to make a positive impact in this upside-down world that we currently live in. His academics have consistently been a high priority for him. His recommendation noted him as being dynamic and a self-starter who was meticulous I this English project. He intends to pursue a career in law and to improve the imbalanced justice system. Daniel will be attending the College of William & Mary.

Mr. Patrick Cloud attends Hayfield Secondary School in Alexandria. He is steadfast in his belief that one must stay true to himself and his results show that it has been worth it. He is characterized in his recommendation as being intellectually curious, passionate about his studies, and will to go above and beyond to ensure success. It was also noted that he sets challenging goals and strives to attain them. Patrick feels destined for a life in political science striving for change for equality. He will be attending the University of Virginia.

Mr. Aaron Jackson attends Lake Braddock High School in Burke Virginia. He strives to be a positive influence for others and for myself. He also takes pride in his accomplishments that he attributes to the idea of self-improvement and grit. He is characterized in his recommendation as a very thoughtful young man who is deliberate in his actions. Aaron is also described as willing to put in the work in, no matter how hard, to reach the goals that he creates for himself. He will be attending Virginia Tech University to study business.

Ms. Cyrena Matingou attends Freedom High School in South Riding. She is known at her high school for her interest in psychology, captivation with science, and passionate promotion of gender equality. Her recommendation described her as thriving on new challenges and a natural desire to learn and master new information. She also was noted as demonstrating outstanding intellectual & social maturity, while maintaining a clear sense of purpose. Cyrena wants to pursue a career in medicine as an OB/GYN. She will be attending the University of Virginia.

Mr. Noah Mack is a Home School high school student from Alexandria, Virginia. He describes himself as a man of God, a community servant, and a politically minded academic. Noah’s recommender stated with a high level of confidence that “Noah will continue to contribute to his surrounding communities to improve them and motivate others to be agents of change.” He was also noted as an outstanding delegate in the Model UN at GMU based on his insight, research, writing, debate, leadership, and teamwork. He will be attending George Mason University in the Honors College Program.

Mr. Beau Everett attends Riverside High School in Ashburn. He lives by the motto ““It's about the will of a man, not the skill of a man.” He noted by daily persistent balance of scholastic achievement, athletic and extra-curricular activities. Beau is also recognized for his leadership and serves as a role model for other students. His coach noted that Beau is always striving to grow as both a great basketball player on the court and a high character individual off the court. He will be attending Ursinus College.

Mr. Ryan Paul attends Osborne Park High School in Manassas. He has a passion to positively impact and engage his community, particularly in improving healthcare. One of his recommenders noted, Paul has proven himself as a work worker with natural leadership skills both at school and his church.” Paul was also observed as having an eagerness to learn that was spread throughout his classmates making the class better. He plans to become a cardiologist. He will be attending Virginia Tech University and continuing to volunteer in the community.

Mr. Linwood Stokes Jr. attends Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville. He describes himself as a fighter and believes there are no short cuts in life. One recommender noted that Linwood is a model award-winning student-athlete who has been committed to community volunteering. A community organization noted his outstanding organizational skills, diligence, and work ethic. Linwood plans to pursue a degree in Engineering. He will be attending Randolph Macon College.

Ms. Janielle Walker attends Parkview High School in Sterling. She gained an appreciation at an early age the importance of helping others. She is characterized as being an athletic, determined, friendly, honest, tenacious, ambitious, responsible, and self-motivated young woman. Her employer noted her integrity, attention to detail, and conscientiousness shines when completing tasks. She wants to continue to contribute to her community by studying criminal justice. She will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University.

Ms. Jaylen Washington attends Woodgrove High School in Purcellville. She has a dream to make a difference and prescribes to the saying, “Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.” She is noted as being driven to succeed and one of the most conscientious students witnessed by her academic recommender. Jaylen has also noted for her ability to balance academics, extracurricular activities, and community service. She has a lifelong desire to be a lawyer with a strong interest in politics as a voice for the unheard. She will be attending Howard University.


To find out more about the scholarship or about the foundation: Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational and Charitable Foundation


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