Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Holds
19th Annual Scholarship Beautillion
Cheraw and Bennettsville, SC
Five local high school makes 5 participated in the 2011 Scholarship Beautillion held May 7 at the Theater on the Green in Cheraw. The annual event is sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and has been showcasing male high school juniors and seniors for 19 years.
Participants attend leadership forums and mentoring sessions which emphasize positive manly deeds, community service, leadership and academic scholarship programs that are consistent with the fraternity’s motto of “Manly Deeds and Scholarship.”
Some of the seminars participants attended were “Let Us Make Man,” and workshops on from the “High Chair, to Higher School, to Higher Education.” All of the workshops focus on areas of public speaking, dress for success, parliamentary procedures, career exploration, financial literacy, and overview of the Federal Reserve System, and the International Monetary System, business and table etiquette.
The five young men showcased this year were:
Thomas Ocean, Marlboro High junior. He is the son of Thomas and Frieda Ocean of Bennettsville, SC. Thomas plans to attend USC or Costal Carolina after graduating from high school. Thomas was escorted by Alexis Worsley, Marlboro High junior, and he was sponsored by Herbert Gould, Sr.
Tevin Small, Cheraw High senior. He is the son of Latonia Covington and Sean Small. He is a member of the soccer and varsity basketball team. Tevin was escorted by Bridada Bethea, Cheraw High senior and sponsored by James Hillian.
Devin Tyrel Williams, Marlboro High senior. He is the son of Roosevelt and Janette Williams. He is a member of the National Beta Club, Ecology Club, Interact Club and Media Literacy Club. He plans to attend Clemson University and major in engineering. Devin was escorted by Ashley Nicole Lowe, Marlboro High senior and was sponsored by Ronald B. Henegan, Sr.
Kristopher McCoy is a senior at Cheraw High School. He is the son of Rev. Donna Butler and Mr. Lee McCoy. Kristopher plans to join military after high school before furthering his education at either SC State University or USC. Kristopher was sponsored by Gene Crawford, Sr.
Devin Johnson, Chesterfield High junior. He is the son of Shirlean and David Johnson. Devin plans to attend North Carolina A&T or SC State and major in performance arts. Devin was escorted by Martina Lauderdale, Cheraw High senior, and sponsored by Woodrow Blair.
David Williams, the 2010 Beau, is a 2011 honor graduate of Marlboro High School and will attend SC. State University in the fall.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the first college fraternity founded by African-American men in 1906 on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity continues to adhere to its motto of, “First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All,” by providing mentorship to youths, leadership training, scholarship, and promoting high school and college graduation for young men.
The members of the local chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., are: James Hillian, president. Herbert Gould, vice president. Ronnie Moore, recording secretary, Ronald Henegan, John T. Henegan, treasurer, Rev. Clarence Page, chaplain, Gene Crawford, Sr., director of education, Frederick Freeman, John David, Woodrow Blair, Gardner Johnson, Rev. Michael Cannon, Rev. Richard Crummy, John Franklin Hillian, and Rev. Anthony Waymyers.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will unveil the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. monument on the Washington, DC Mall on August 24, 2011. The King was a distinguished member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.