SWAG Awards 2019
July 10th, 2019 by admin
ICX had the privilege of sponsoring this year's SWAG Awards Future Funds scholarships to six truly impressive and motivated young people through the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville. President Bill Woody is passionate about the work this organization is doing to empower and educate young people, setting them on pathways to tackle their dreams. We had the opportunity to chat with five of the six winners who could attend the awards presentation and learned some fun things about each intelligent and unique young lady.
Maya McCall won the Hometown Hero Award. She plans to put her future funds scholarship toward her college application and senior graduation fees. Maya is touring colleges all this summer and likes Clemson, the University of North Georgia and Howard University. She has not decided on a major yet.
Heather Brown won the MVP Award. Heather plans to spend her award money on dorm supplies this fall when she begins school at Emory Riddle Aeronautical University. Heather is also doing marine option ROTC and playing volleyball and hopes to work in government.
Nyasia Robinson is only going into her Freshman year of High School and won the Leader for Life award! Nyasia plans on going to college somewhere in Louisiana and wants to be a pharmacist someday.
Gabriella White is in 8th grade and won the Game Changer award, and she is going to be a game changer in business someday! She started a non-profit organization called Archy with the mission to get more girls involved in STEM activities. She is specifically interested in sharing her passion for architecture and design. She plans to use her money to fund more events for her Archy program to help young girls get more involved in STEM. Her best subject in school is reading, and she loves to read because if you can read, you can learn anything. Way to go Gabriella! Check out Gabriella's website at archycreator.wordpress.com.
Payton Titus snagged the Einstein award and was leaving for college at UF the next day after the awards ceremony. She is starting college in the summer semester and will use the money for books or housing expenses. She is majoring in journalism at UF and focusing on sports and media, which is a newer program there. She already completed an internship with an online swimming publication and wrote bi-weekly articles. And she has tackled and beat a serious illness and is in remission. She is the embodiment of the fighting spirit and has a very bright future ahead.
Christianna Alexander won Kidpreneur but was unavailable to attend the awards presentation. Congratulations to all the amazing winners and special thanks to the hard-working professionals, coaches, mentors, and teachers at PAL who work every day shaping the bright young minds of tomorrow.
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