Scholarships: Roneeyah Jones & Nkosi Edwards

July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Sigma Xi Omega Chapter has selected Roneeyah Jones from Berkeley Institute and Nkosi Edwards from CedarBridge Academy as candidates to receive education awards for study at Bermuda College.

A spokesperson said, “Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Sigma Xi Omega Chapter have selected two outstanding candidates to receive education awards for study at Bermuda College.

“The ladies of Sigma Xi Omega Chapter engage in various community outreach projects, in addition, they host fundraising events for their Chapter’s annual education awards for a graduating public school senior.

“The awards are named after two Sigma Xi Omega Chapter charter members, Mrs. Geraldine Lambert, and Dr. Norma Jean Hendrickson. As the 2019-2020 school year has concluded, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Sigma Xi Omega Chapter, have awarded two graduating senior school students education awards.

Roneeyah Jones & Nkosi Edwards Bermuda July 2020

“Mrs. Geraldine Lambert believes that being a well-rounded student is a crucial element to one’s success. Mrs. Lambert is a lifelong educator, a firm believer in community service, and an active member as a senior soldier at The Salvation Army. As academics and a vision for service are the tools for laying a solid foundation, Miss Roneeyah Jones, a graduating student of The Berkeley Institute, was awarded the 2020 Geraldine Lambert Post Secondary Award.

“Dr. Norma Jean Hendrickson believed that educated children were the instruments by which success would be measured. She served in various levels of education, from teacher to principal, to serving as the Assistant Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Education. Mr. Nkosi Edwards, a graduating student of CedarBridge Academy, was awarded the 2020 Dr. Norma Jean Hendrickson education award.

“Sigma Xi Omega Chapter, President Tekea Saunders, extended congratulations to the 2020 Scholarship Award Winners Miss. Roneeyah Jones [The Berkeley Institute] and Mr. Nkosi Edwards [CedarBridge Academy] at their respective graduation ceremonies.”

Scholarship Committee Chair, Necheeka Trott, stated, “we are extremely proud to play a role in the lives of these two young people as they continue the next Chapter of their educational journey at Bermuda College. We are delighted to know the education awards will assist them in reaching their career goals. We wish them much success in their studies at Bermuda College.”

The spokesperson added, “Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, is the first Black Greek Sorority, founded January 15th, 1908, on the campus of Howard University. The Sorority aims to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards and provide ‘Service to all Mankind’.

“On May 19th, 1990, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Sigma Xi Omega Chapter [registered charity #703] was chartered here by a group of members that relocated home to Bermuda after college. Since this chartering, the members of Sigma Xi Omega Chapter have been immersed in serving the community of Bermuda.”

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