Honoring André De Shields


It continues to impress us to see how accomplished our scholarship receivers end up being and it’s them that motivates us to continue our work. On June 9, 2019 we were as soon as again advised of this when we saw previous Central Scholarship recipient André De Shields win a Tony Award for his efficiency as Hermes in Hadestown.

Mr. De Shields’ history with Central Scholarship returns to 1964 when he got a scholarship from us as a senior at Baltimore City College. The scholarship allowed him to pursue his college and lead him on a course to Broadway. Central Scholarship President, Jan Moylan Wagner, kept in mind, “The management of Central Scholarship saw fantastic pledge in André. In the 1960 s scholarships was among the couple of kinds of financial backing that made it possible for gifted individuals to go to college.”

Main Scholarship’s neighborhood of advocates and trainees were boosted by Mr. De Shields’ accomplishment and on Monday, August 19, 2019 he came house to Baltimore where we honored him with our very first Alumnus Award for his presentation of unequaled persistence and skill. The event was held at Mt. Lebanon Baptist church where we took pleasure in efficiencies by Dezmond Covington, existing Central Scholarship recipient, and Taylor Jackson, both Morgan State University Choir members, and Baltimore Symphony Musicians Rene Shapiro and Lior Willinger.

Obviously, the emphasize of the occasion was Mr. De Shields himself who used a really enthusiastic message.

Our event of Mr. De Shields topped off his day of celebrations where Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young provided him with the Secret to the City of Baltimore previously in the early morning. Mr. De Shields is a suggestion of the value of the long-lasting worth of education. We are honored to share his enthusiastic message.

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