Left to right are students Camille Allen and Raj Jackson; Ebenezer A.M.E. Church Representative Geri Sizemore; Chessman representative Georgy Dotson; ETHS representative Superintendent Eric Witherspoon; Judge Thomas; and student Kaman Chrisholm. Photo by William Jenkins

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The Unity Scholarship Committee recently sponsored its ninth annual Scholarship Fair at Evanston Township High School, in conjunction with the celebration of Black History Month. The Unity Scholarship Committee is composed of more than 20 organizations, such as churches, sororities, fraternities, family and community groups that came together more than 30 years ago to encourage and inspireblack youth in the North Suburban Area to continue their education and to encourage and inspire the black community to increase its support of scholarship funding for these youths. Over the past 30 years, Unity organizations have awarded over a $1 million to minority and other deserving youths.

Scholarship Fair chairperson, retired Judge Mary Maxwell Thomas, pronounced the Fair an unqualified success, noting that it was attended by more than 80 students. Representatives from many of the organizations were present to distribute scholarship applications and chat with students about their educational and career goals.