BY C.S. HOWARD
Members of Gamma Xi Boulé with scholarship recipients: Back row: Henr y Blyden, Lacey Ray, Gregor y McDaniel, Her man Bo Bell, Edward Swan and Steve Love. Front row: Rev. Jesse Anderson, Jr., Kimia Spikes, Jordana Terrell, Roman Grissett, Jr. and James Brown.
Gamma Xi Boulé Foundation, Inc. announced the recipients of the Gamma Xi Boulé scholarship at an awards ceremony held on May 28th at the North Sarasota Library. The scholarship recipients graduated from Sarasota and Manatee County Schools. The keynote address was given by Edward G. Viltz, candidate for the Manatee County School Board who gave the graduates words of encouragement to live by.
The 2016 scholarship recipients were Kimia Spikes, who graduated from Sarasota Military Academy and will attend Jacksonville University; Jordana Terrell, who graduated from Southeast High School and will attend Rhodes College in Tennessee; Brendan Healy, who graduated from SCF High School and will attend the University of Florida and Roman Grissett, Jr., a graduate of Braden River High School who will attend Minot State University in North Dakota.
Gamma Xi Boulé was chartered on March 18, 1995 and focuses on specific strategies for embracing public policy issues, social action initiatives and the objectives of the Gamma Xi and the Grand. It has more than 5,000 members and 119 chapters throughout the United States and the Caribbean, and its chapters consist of some of the most affluent, influential and accomplished men - leaders who are making lasting contributions to their communities, our society and the world.
James Brown is Boule’ president and M. Herman Bell is chairman of the scholarship committee.