Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Erika Jordan Wins Chyna Unique Willis Scholarship



Erika Jordan wins Chyna Unique Willis Scholarship 2019 

By Elmetra Patterson 


L to R: Elder James Young, Erika Jordan, Kenisha Hughes




Erika Jordan was presented the Chyna Unique Willis Scholarship, Saturday, June 8, 2015, at the Calvary Apostolic Church, Louisville, MS. with Elder James Young as the pastor. Chyna’s mother, Kenisha Hughes presented the scholarship. Erika graduated from Louisville High School May 2019. She was a member of the BETA Club (secretary) and the History Club. Also, Erika was a member of JMG and SADD. She ranked third in her class and was a Mississippi Scholar. She was honored to receive Special Distinction and Bullock’s Best.

Erika’s goal is to become a nurse practitioner. She plans to attend East Central for her associate’s degree and then transfer to MUW for her bachelor’s and master’s degree. Erika is the daughter of Lana and Tony Haynes.

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 four years ago and it was successful, so I would like to continue it for 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)