Five Are Candidates for 2003 King Scholarship

Five Are Candidates for 2003 King Scholarship

The following juniors are finalists for the 2003 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship.

Aundrea Jamila Cline-Thomas was born and raised in Wheaton, Md., the daughter of immigrants from Sierra Leone. Upon graduation, she hopes to pursue a career as a news reporter. A communication major in the College of Arts and Sciences, Cline-Thomas has traveled to Sierra Leone, Gambia, Amsterdam, England, and Italy.

Linsey McCombs has a double major in secondary education and English, with a minor in history. During her freshman year at BC, McCombs was a volunteer math tutor with Christian Soldiers, a program based at Massachusetts Avenue Baptist Church which mentors to young people. She has worked as an Undergraduate Faculty Research Fellow in the Lynch School of Education. After graduation, McCombs plans to teach English in a high school and earn a master's degree in English education.

Currently studying in Ireland, Lynch School of Education student Roderick L. Carey is a native of Wilmington, Del., and a graduate of Catholic schools. An avid musician, he participated in marching, jazz and concert bands during high school, competed on the swim team and was sports editor of his school newspaper.

A native of Haiti, Belzie Mont-Louis came to the United States in September of 1995. A political science major with a minor in philosophy, Mont-Louis is a member of the Voices of Imani Gospel Choir and was a trumpet player in the Boston College Screaming Eagles Marching Band her freshman year. Upon graduation she hopes to enroll in law school.

Derrick Williams was born in Chicago and raised in Little Rock, Ark. He attended Little Rock Central High School, where he had the opportunity to discuss public education issues with then-presidential candidate George W. Bush during a campaign stop. He is a major is political science with a minor in economics and plans to attend law school. Williams is president of the Black Student Forum, Student Representative to the Education Policy Committee for the College of Arts and Sciences and is a member of the Voices of Imani Gospel Choir.


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