Calumet Student Receives HBCU Scholarship

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Miracle Harris wants to one day be an attorney. The Calumet New Tech Honor student took one step closer to that goal when she was recently awarded a scholarship offer to Alabama A&M College in Normal, Alabama. The college is a public Historically Black College, founded in 1875.

Harris was in attendance with Lake Ridge Schools Superintendent Dr. Sharon Johnson–Shirley and Calumet New Tech High School Counselors Araceli Mendoza and Julie Rivera at the annual Urban League of Northwest Indiana Scholarship Luncheon in Merrillville when she was awarded the financial assistance.

Harris exclaimed that attending an HBCU has always been her dream.

“I want to experience the culture and college lifestyle that an HBCU offers. I was very surprised and honored when they called my name. I am looking forward to visiting the campus and seeing what it is like.”

Harris is still undecided about where she wants to attend college. She said Alabama A&M is now on the short list, along with fellow HBCUs Clark-Atlanta and Spellman College. 

Lake Ridge Schools Superintendent Dr. Sharon Johnson-Shirley was equally excited for Harris.

“It shows two things: One, our students are being exposed to the kind of rigorous education that attracts top colleges and universities, and two, when our students work hard in the classroom, good things will come to them,” Dr. Johnson-Shirley said. “I am very happy for Miracle.”

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