By Lyric Swinton, Editor-in-Chief

The annual Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Richland County Alumnae Chapter May Week Celebration was held May 7 at Brookland Baptist Church Banquet and Conference Center. Guests enjoyed a full-course meal while embarking upon the festivities.

The guest speaker was Mrs. Felicia Rhue-Howard, vice president of her respective department at SCANA. The entertainment was provided by Junior Nickolus Stewart along with Mr. Kingston Best.

“I’m always excited for May Week. We [Delta Sigma Theta] were able to give out $15,000 in scholarships to people going to college,” Ms. Mary Haile, English Teacher, said.

Among these scholarship recipients were Keenan students. The Delta G.E.M.S. scholarship was awarded to seniors Keri McQueen and Donielle Golden. Senior Jocelyn Grace received the HBCU scholarship. Seniors Khadijah Lesane and Briana Davidson were given the education scholarship. Senior Cora Webb received the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) scholarship.

Keenan received the community award for its highly impactful Delta G.E.M.S. program. Mr. Alvin Pressley, Principal; Ms. Dalphine Humphrey, Guidance Counselor; Haile and Mrs. DeVonne Smalls, mathematics teacher, accepted the award on behalf of the school. Other recipients included Lower Richland High School and Dent Middle School.

“They did well with the presentations to scholarship recipients and really embodied what Delta G.E.M.S. is all about,” Sophomore Jana Praileau said.