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Beatrice Bobo Scholarship recipients honored at banquet

At Saturday’s annual Freedom Fund banquet of the Mathews NAACP, the two recipients of the organization’s first Beatrice Bobo Scholarship were announced. Each will receive a gift membership in the NAACP and $1,000 to apply to their college expenses.

Brian Robinson is a student at Old Dominion University, working on a bachelor’s in psychology. He wants to pursue a master’s degree in clinical psychology and potentially a Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology.

Monica Forrest is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in special education from Western Governors University. She wants to obtain her teaching license and teach in Mathews County Public Schools. She aspires to complete a master’s degree in special education. Both winners are Mathews County residents.

Past NAACP president Raymond Willis Sr. presented the awards and talked about Mrs. Bobo, who was the longtime president of the Mathews NAACP and a beloved teacher at Thomas Hunter School. She lived to be 101 years of age. The scholarship ...

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