Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Taylor Hall wins Chyna Unique Willis Scholarship 2018

L to R: Elder James Young, Winner Taylor Hall, Kenisha Hughes
Taylor Hall was presented the Chyna Unique Willis Scholarship, Saturday, June 24, 2018, at the Calvary Apostolic Church, Louisville, MS. with Elder James Young as the pastor. Chyna’s mother, Kenisha Hughes and last year’s winner, Asia Eichelberger presented the scholarship with former winner Montana Eichelberger present. Taylor graduated from Louisville High School May 2018. She was a member of the following clubs and activities: B eta Club, History Club, SLICE, Mu Alpha Theta, Student Council, Band, Tennis, SADD, and FCA. She was honored to be the Beta Club Secretary her junior year, Color Guard Captain her senior year and Freshman Class Vice President. 

Taylor plans to attend Ole Miss to major in English and Creative Writing with a minor in cinema. She is the daughter of Charles and Tracy Fairley.

This Chyna Unique Willis scholarship is given in memory of Chyna Willis who passed away quite suddenly and unexpectedly in 2012 at the young age of 13 years. According to her mother, “Everyone who knew Chyna was saddened by her untimely death. Chyna was committed to being the best that she could be and loved life to the fullest. Chyna was active in church as well as school. She participated in youth activities and ran track. She loved the Lord and was an avid lover of sports as well. She was a friend to those who got to know her for themselves and she cherished their friendship. I would like to continue to honor Chyna's efforts of being the best she could be in whatever it was she set out to do by blessing another child. I started this scholarship three years ago and it was successful, so I would like to continue it to be a blessing in the years to come. Same as other years, the scholarship will be given away in the generous amount of $500. As the years pass, I plan on moving this amount up but with your help! I ask you to help me to keep making this a memorable event to look forward to every year and see the smile on another child's face. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thanks in advance for your generosity in helping make this possible. May God bless each giver double fold.” Leslie Loving, Lillian Curtis, Rita Eichelberger and Anastashia Gill are on the Chyna Unique Willis Scholarship Committee.

(The Chyna Unique Willis Scholarship is a registered www.gofundme.com account. You may make a donation at anytime)

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L to R: 2016 Winner Montana Eichelberger, 2018 Winner Taylor Hall, 2017 Winner Asia Eichelberger

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The Gifted by God Praise Team of Philadelphia performed at this event.

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson