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Scholarships were presented to (from left) India Armstead, Micayla Stevenson, Celeste Powell and Isabella Melendez.

Lisa Middlebrook photo

Members of Delta Alpha Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. honored four Waco-area graduates with a dinner and presentation of $500 scholarships.

The dinner was held at The Olive Garden. The graduates, along with their parents, were treated to a dinner.

India Armstead graduated from La Vega High School and is the daughter of Cortier and Ingrid Armstead. She plans to attend McLennan Community College and study cosmetology.

Isabelle Melendez, a University High School graduate, is the daughter of Qient Myers and Teresa Sabido. She plans to attend McLennan Community College and pursue a nursing career.

Celeste Powell, a Connally High School graduate, is the daughter of Tyrone and Felicia Powell. She aims to attend Texas Christian University and major in education with wants to go into counseling.

Micayla Stevenson graduated from Bosqueville High School and is the daughter of Reuben and Gail Mays. She intends to attend the University of North Texas and major in theater arts.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the first Greek-lettered sorority of African-American women in America. The Delta Alpha Omega chapter began in 1946.

The organization had an Old Greek mixer and a Valentine’s raffle to raise money for scholarships. Help raising funds came from H-E-B in Bellmead, Raising Cane’s and private donations.

Doris King chairs the scholarship committee. The chairwoman for fundraising is Gail Mayes. Lois McDowell helmed the Valentie’s raffle and Rolanda René Whitney chaired the Greek mixer. The local president is Madelyn McDowell Butler.

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