Class of ’18 Birmingham scholars announced

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photo credit: Doug Bellamy

writer: Valeria Herrera, Staff Reporter

Doug Bellamy
Congratulations to the Miss Pearl Birmingham Scholars:

Afrida Tasnim, Obinna Ahanotu-Ejikeme, Haley Spiegel, Abel Elias, Jessica Fahsholtz, Micah Clayton, Cooper Andrews, Maria Rojas, Zelunjo Chumajaegbu and Joshua Jaynes.

The Miss Pearl Birmingham Scholarship fund was established by T.F. Birmingham on behalf of his late sister, Pearl, who died and left 1,000 shares of a stock in the Standard Oil Company of Ohio which supports an annual scholarship for outstanding Wylie graduates.

Students’ eligibility is based on good morals and must be in the top 10 percent of their class. The winners are selected by their ACT and SAT scores, their autobiographies and personal interviews with school superintendents.