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Congratulations to our 2016 Rahman Alim Strum Scholarship Winners!!!

2nd Place Winner


1st Place Winner

I am a 2016 honor graduate from McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia. I have been a resident of Georgia since birth. I am the daughter of Jennifer & Morris Allen, Jr. and I have one older brother, Morris Allen, III. As a recent graduate, I participated in community, school and church activities. I participated as a member of the McEachern High School Girls Varsity basketball team – 4-6A State Champions in 2014, 2015 and 2016 – “3Peat”. I served as a co-captain my senior year. Additionally, my school involvement included the BETA Club, the student council, the theater program and the Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy wherein I served in a leadership role as a project leader of our community service

projects and mentor for our middle school students’ mentoring program. 


I am a member of Turner Chapel AME Church in Marietta, GA. I serve as President of our YPD and participate on the youth praise & worship team. I have been a member of the church’s Girl Scouts Troop 8107 since the age of 7. This involvement has included community service projects and activities for the last 10+ years. I am currently a Girl Scout Ambassador and recipient of the Girl Scouts of Atlanta Council Girl Scouts Gold Award - Centennial Class of 2016. This award is a result of my community forum which focused on building awareness among teens about the

immediate dangers of sex trafficking in our community, neighborhoods, and state. I became an advocate and participated in community forums and church youth meetings. This activity has been one of my greatest fulfillments and influenced me to consider a college major in the area of law and criminal justice.

My plans for the fall are to attend Hampton University in Hampton, Virgina and major in criminal justice with a minor in pre-law & leadership. Upon completion of college, I plan to attend law school. My personal motto in life is: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”


2nd Place Winner

Hello to all of you reading! My name is Tyler Sledge. I graduated from Campbell High School’s IB Program and I will begin my studies at Mercer University this fall and I'm majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in either Business or Computer Science. While in high school, I was the treasurer for Habitat for Humanity and I was also active in National Honor Society, Core Fusion Robotics, Beta Club, Cricket Club, the Dive Team and Ultimate Frisbee Club. I want to help those in need with my intended as well as develop my own innovations in  robotic  prosthetics. My scholarship essay addressed the prevalence of mental illness and anxiety in high school and college age students as many around me suffer from mental strains and stresses. I am very grateful to receive the Rahman Alim Strum scholarship, it will provide such a great success in my future academic career.


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