MMHMF Scholarship Recipient


KENNETH EDWARD WILSON
2014 MMHMF Scholarship Recipient

Kenneth graduated from Cosby High School, Midlothian, VA, in June 2014.  He is attending Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia, where he is planning a course of study in business administration.  Kenneth was admitted to the Hampton University Five-Year MBA Program.


SCHOOL ACTIVITIES/ORGANIZATIONS
:
National Society of High School Scholars

DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America, which is a high school club focused on business and marketing)
Spanish Club
Varsity Basketball Team
Fashion Club
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
Junior Varsity Basketball Team

COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Young Diplomat Program at Hampton University

National Young Leaders Conference
Brown Grove Baptist Church Men’s Choir Drummer
Brown Grove Baptist Church Youth Ministry Leader
Brown Grove Baptist Church Children’s Choir Drummer
New Life Baptist Church Angel Food Drive Volunteer
Brown Grove Baptist Church Feed the Homeless Project Volunteer
Boys Scouts of America

CERTIFICATION:
National Professional Certification in Customer Service

HOBBIES:
Kenneth enjoys playing the guitar and drums, playing basketball, listening to music, reading, and writing music. He enjoys the computer (has fundamental IT skills) and plays video games. He focuses on healthy eating and staying fit by working out daily.

Kenneth describes himself as a self-motivated, hard- working student who is organized, a good listener, works well with others and has strong verbal communication skills.  With these traits , he is destined to success!


Congratulations to Kenneth for having the wisdom to make the right choices while in high school, and for his many accomplishments. Best wishes to him for continued success. Martha Mason Hill would certainly be very pleased that he was chosen to receive the scholarship bearing her name.  We also congratulate his parents for providing the guidance so crucial to helping him become the person he is today.

 ***UPDATE 2015***

Kenneth is a 2nd year, 5-year MBA major at Hampton University. He says: "My freshmen year at Hampton was a very blessed and successful learning experience. Transitioning to college was difficult for me at first. I had to adjust to my new found freedom.

Extracurricular activities were exciting, but I had some trying times too that made me doubt that I was truly ready for college. Later in the semester, I found a renewed focus with my studies. I managed to balance everything, dipping into some activities on and off campus. I finished my freshman year with a 3.21 GPA and made the Dean's List. I participated in a school wide talent show called Battle of The States, involving dance, fashion and music; my group came in second place. During the summer, I had two jobs: a summer counselor at Hampton University for a weeklong youth program called the Young Diplomats and an overnight stocker at Walmart. I am now back at Hampton to continue my success from freshmen year and strive to do even better by getting involved in more activities and improving myself overall. A huge thing I learned last year was to give everything time and not let others influence me, and God would make a way. I want to thank you, Mrs. Stith and the Martha Mason Hill Memorial Foundation, for contributing to my education and for your ongoing support. Please keep me in your prayers as I keep you in mine. I truly thank God for all that He has blessed me with, and I tell myself every day that I am nothing without Him which helps me to keep pushing with my academics and striving in all the other areas. As long as I am working hard and doing what I am supposed to do, then God will lead me to my own path of success. I know He has placed me at Hampton University for a greater purpose because I really do love it here and am excited for my future as a Hamptonian."



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