Sixteen scholars selected for the Barbara C. Harris Scholars Program were presented with their scholarships by the Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, Bishop of Long Island, during the "Juneteenth Jubilee" celebration on June 17 at the Cathedral of the Incarnation.
The selected college students demonstrated scholarly achievement and commitment to their communities. All scholars are the descendants of enslaved people who have exhibited exceptional academic excellence and dedicated themselves to creating a more just world through to their communities.
The 2023 scholars include Alexandra Ebanks of Centerport; Aniya Strong of North Babylon; Ashlee Cox-Pinckney of Huntington; Devyon McDonnough-Canarsie of Brooklyn; Ivie-Ann Mergille of Greenlawn; Jamila Smith of West Hempstead; Jordon Basnightof Westbury; Julivonne Edme of Roosevelt; Kaiyn Ashley of Bushwick, Brooklyn; Kayla Jones of Coram; Kyla Woodroffe of Jamaica, Queens; Nayshawn Ferebee of Copiague; Olivia Colquhoun of Central Islip; Taylor Rae Almonte of Homecrest, Brooklyn; Tenaya Campfield of Roosevelt; and Vanessa Osse of Baldwin.