North Hills Ebony Women, Inc. held their annual scholarship reception in the Art Gallery at LaRoche College June 26.

Two high school graduates exhibiting excellence in academics and community involvement received the 2011 Scholarships—Rebecca Reid and Jasmine Leming. Valerie McDonald Roberts, manager of Allegheny County Department of Real Estate, provided the keynote address while Fawn Robinson, scholarship committee chairperson, presented the scholars with a check for $750 and a scholar’s medal.

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS—Rebecca Reid and Jasmine Leming hold scholarships with North Hills Ebony Women group.

In addition to the attendance of the NHEW membership, the scholars were supported by family members, mentors and teachers.

Reid, a resident of Ross Township and a graduate of North Hills Senior High School, was awarded the Norma Jean Duncan Scholarship. During high school, Reid was president of Hands For Service, secretary of the National Honors Society, leader of the Diversity Council and CHANGES and a member of the Leadership Council and Spanish Club. Reid is the recipient of the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship, Nestle Very Best Youth Academic Community Service Mention Award, and Caplain Leiber Human Relations Award. She is a student ambassador for People To People and participant of the National Youth Leadership Forum and the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine. In the fall, Reid will be attending the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in neuroscience and psychology. Reid is the daughter of Lori Dean.

Leming, a resident of the City of Pittsburgh and graduate of Pittsburgh Perry High School, was awarded the North Hills Ebony Women, Inc. Scholarship. During high school, Leming was a council member of student government, and a member of the National Honors Society and CHANGES. Leming is a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award and Global Travel Scholar. Leming’s volunteer experiences include providing Thanksgiving dinners to families in need, spending time with senior citizens, charity work and she is a seven-year participant of Girl Scouts of America. In the fall, Leming will be attending the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, majoring in biology with a pre-med concentration. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Leming and granddaughter of Diana Leming.

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