YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

IN THE LIFE

OF ONE PERSON TODAY

A LOVE STORY

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One day, in Waco, Texas while riding  in the bed of a pickup truck to the cotton fields, James Johnson met Vennie Mae McCrimmon.  As time passed, they fell passionately in love. They both had big dreams. Unfortunately, their dreams were shattered when Vennie became pregnant and dropped out of high school. After James and Vennie married, they never stopped dreaming for a better life for their children and their community. Little did they know,  that their love story would impact generations to come.

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At  McCrimmon Johnson Academic Scholarship Fund, Inc., we believe that a little monetary contribution can go a really long way in improving the lives of others. By providing people in need with your generous support, you’ll transform their paths and steer them toward a better future. Founded in  April 2014, we have been committed to transforming the lives of people for many years.

 

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Gabrielle Alphonse 2021

GABRIELLE ALPHONSE

2021 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Words from Gabrielle . . .

When I was young, I wanted to break my arm. Not for the pain or attention, but for the bright neon cast. I wanted to know what magical healing properties it had to fix broken bones. Years later my childhood wish came true without breaking a single bone. As I explored the world of orthopedics that day, I envisioned waking up early to scrub and to drill real screws in someone's femur or performing an arthroscopic meniscectomy on an athlete. I had fallen in love with becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

My road to orthopedic surgery will not be easy. Of the 14% female orthopedic surgeons, only 4.1% are African American. Despite the small percentage, I was fortunate enough to benefit from opportunities that gave me exposure to medicine. However, not all young girls have these same opportunities. With little female representation, I find it crucial for girls to hear stories of others in order to diversify the (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) STEM field. With this in mind, I constantly seek opportunities to highlight girls' success stories on my podcast, TEEN TALK. With the help of other teen guests, I advise listeners on how to manage today's problems as well as to discuss the importance of teen success. My recent season focused on inspiring girls interested in pursuing STEM careers by highlighting high school girls' experiences in their pursuit of STEM. I desire to become the first physician in my family and inspire future generations of African American girls to pursue medicine, despite the odds against them, just as I have.

By being a role model and advocate for future generations of African American girls to pursue careers in STEM and medicine, I plan to encourage gender and racial equality in these fields. By simply sharing my story, leading by example, and acting as a confidant, I desire to empower other young women to follow their dreams in order to experience that same feeling of inspiration and passion I felt when I first began my journey to become a doctor.

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DEVIN THOMAS

2020 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT