Everett earns scholarship

Published 10:54 pm Saturday, January 11, 2014

Devonte Everett is the 2013 recipient of the Addie M. Word Scholarship, whish is awarded annually by the Association of Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows of Suffolk and Vicinity.



The son of William and Vera Everett of Suffolk, Devonte is a 2013 graduate of King’s Fork High School, where he carried a 2.8 grade point average. He was a member of the football team and the Air Force JROTC since ninth grade and served as chairman of the Tidewater Youth Council during his ninth-grade year.

Devonte is also active in church and community activities. He is a member of Pleasant Union Baptist Church, where the Revs. Vaurice and Naomi Chambers are pastors. He is a member of the Greeters Ministry and Youth Fellowship and serves as youth worship leader.

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He is currently a freshman at Tidewater Community College, where he is studying in the automotive program. He plans to enroll in a four-year college after completing his studies at Tidewater Community College.

The $500 scholarship is given in memory of Addie M. Word, who was the founder and first president of the association. Mary Warren is chairman of the scholarship committee, and the Rev. Gloria Diggs is the current president.

Eligibility requirements include completing high school credits with good academic standing, having a good character and high moral standards, as well as being active in church and community activities.

The Association of Ministers’ Wives and Widows will host is annual New Year Prayer Breakfast on Jan. 18 at Tabernacle Christian Church, 2500 E. Washington St., at 9 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Elder Annette Richardson, association minister of St. Paul Baptist Church.

Tickets are $20 and all proceeds support the scholarship fund. Call 759-3920 or 465-8820 for tickets.