HOUSTON SUNRISE KIWANIS AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS
The Kiwanis Club of Houston Sunrise recently awarded $2,500 in scholarships to four students from Barbara Jordan High School and B.T. Washington High School, including the inauguration of the A. Charles Haston Scholarship Award. All four students are members at their respective campuses of Key Club International, a community service and leadership development club for high school students sponsored by Kiwanis.
Recipient of the A. Charles Haston Scholarship was Aaliyah Mason of Barbara Jordan High School. Other scholarship recipients included Ciara Valdery and Tiera Chambers, also from Barbara Jordan, and Maydis Delgado from B.T. Washington.
Haston is a charter member of the Houston Sunrise Kiwanis club. He previously has been honored with a Hixson Fellowship of Kiwanis International. He currently serves on the club's board of directors. He also is the namesake of the Alphi Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.'s A. Charles Haston Brother's Keeper program. The 97-year-old retired educator is a 1937 graduate of Langston University in Oklahoma City.
Ciara Valdery, Aaliyah Mason, and Tiera Chambers recently were awarded scholarships from the Kiwanis Club of Houston Sunrise. The students attend Barbara Jordan High School and are members of the Key Club that the Houston Sunise Kiwanis Club sponsors. Pictured with them is A. Charles Haston, the namesake of the A. Charles Haston Scholarship Award.