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Seniors receive Heritage Scholarships at banquet

Takeitra Fountain, Ja’Myra Fountain and Jakayda Fountain were awarded Heritage Scholarships at the annual Black Onyx Club banquet. Krista Jackson, left and Ty’Rese Linwood (not pictured) were also honored as graduating seniors. Two Mount Vernon High School graduating seniors and one college student were awarded Heritage Scholarships during the Black Onyx Club’s annual banquet on Friday, June 8, at the Cultural Arts Center.

Jakayda Fountain received first place in the essay contest, and  Ja’Myra Fountain was second. See the June 14 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details about these honors.