Winners of the Mary Lou & Arthur F. Mahone Fund CEO Scholarships, to be presented at Tuesday’s Reaching for Rainbows Awards Gala:

KYANTAI A. MASON, a senior at Harborside Academy with a 3.26 GPA, plans to attend Youngstown State University and study forensic science. He has played varsity football and lacrosse and participated in orchestra and Chess Club while volunteering at several community projects. He says he has “a deeply rooted drive to be the best person I can be, to be helpful and have fun.”

NA’KIA HUGHES, a senior at Harborside Academy with a 3.5 GPA, plans to attend Hampton University and study biology. She has been a member of multiple honor societies, Youth in Governance and was Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year. She wants to be “a positive influence ... and an advocate for young black girls who cannot advocate for themselves.”

JADA M. ROBINSON, a senior at Harborside Academy with a 3.66 GPA, plans to attend The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and study theater/acting. She has performed in multiple school plays in the community and participated at state- and national-level competitions, while being a member/leader in various school honor societies. She says, ”Acting is not just an extracurricular activity, but a career, a dream I want to turn into a reality.”

JOHN W . MORTIMER, a senior at Lakeview Technology Academy with a 3.4 GPA, plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and study computer engineering. He has participated in soccer and track and field, competed on gaming teams, led an audio/visual team at his church and volunteered at the Shalom Center. He hopes to either “help create a tech item contributing to people’s everyday use or help change the way computers are used.”

SARAH N. HAMILTON, a senior at Reuther Central High School with a 3.8 GPA, plans to attend Gateway Technical College and study aeronautics-pilot training. She has received an award for mathematics, played in a guitar ensemble and consistently been on the honor roll. She hopes to “fly cargo planes and search and rescue helicopters.”

BENJAMIN E. WOODS, a senior at Bradford High School with a 3.25 GPA, plans to attend Southern Methodist University and major in theater studies/musical theater. He has received numerous awards for musical theater performances, sang in choir, played piano and sang for church and volunteered at the food pantry. He says he is “most grateful for music, which can change the life of an individual with its power.”

KENALEM M. RAMBI, a senior at Bradford High School with a 3.3 GPA, plans to attend the University of West Florida and major in communications. He has participated in track and field, Key Club and Yearbook, while volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club and the YMCA. He says, “My biggest life goal is to have a successful career and be able to help others.”

JAMAL HANSON, a senior at Tremper High School with a 3.6 GPA, plans to attend Marquette University and major in pre-law, emphasizing environmental science. He has been class president, a district attorney’s summer intern, Attorney General at Badger Boys State, a soccer player, a violinist in orchestra and a member of multiple community projects/committees. He is “intrigued by the interdisciplinary exploits of college, hoping to become a lifelong learner.”

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