The Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County announced its 2019 college scholarship recipients.

The awards were presented by Dr. Oralene Simmons and Dr. Joseph Fox of the MLK Association at Lenior Rhyne University in Asheville.

Shawntell Smart is a senior at the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville. Shawntell has been actively engaged in the City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy, the Hillcrest Marching Band, Community Engagement Team, Manna Foodbank, Open Doors of Asheville, as well as mentoring and tutoring younger students. Shawntell is proud to be the first in her family to pursue college. She plans to attend Barton College in the Fall to pursue a degree in Social Work.

Zaria Bunn is a senior at the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville. Zaria has been recognized by the Student Leadership Academy at Biltmore and Distinguished Young Women of Buncombe County.

Navante Johnson is a senior at Carolina Day School. Navante is a dedicated student athlete, playing basketball for both Carolina Day and a travel team. Navante will be the first in his family to graduate high school and go to college. He plans to pursue a degree in Biology as the first step toward his goal of becoming a dentist.

Madison Rogers is a senior at Enka High School. Madison is a talented musician and has held first Chair at NC All-State Band as well as being recognized as Percussion Section Leader for the Enka High School Band for three years in a row. Madison has been accepted at Chapel Hill, NC State, and Appalachian State. He plans to pursue a degree in chemistry.

Jordyn Singletary is a senior at the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville. Jordyn has been a member of the Asheville High Cheerleading Squad as well as the Indoor and Outdoor Track teams all four years of high school. Jordyn plans to attend UNC Greensboro in the Fall to pursue a degree in Business.

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