AKOMA’s 2019 Nona Patterson Chambers Scholarship Winners!

Pictured Above: Chynna Sharp, Cierra McFadden, Kyla Cunningham,  Shalese Cotton, Jaidyah Brewer and Nolawit Belachew (Brianna Wade Not pictured)  Photo by Denise Batiste Photography

AKOMA, Rochester’s African American Women’s Gospel Choir is grateful to declare that “I’m Saved” as they present this year’s NPC Scholarship Recipients.   These young ladies already exhibit patience, endurance, consistency and faithfulness.  We  are confident that they will each impact the world around them tremendously for God’s glory.  Six of the seven recipients are also Rochester Urban League Black Scholars. This year’s recipients include:

•Nolawit W. Belachew, the daughter of Belachew Dargie and Sara Negussie.  Miss Belachew desires to become a Physician and will attend SUNY Binghamton majoring in Biology or Psychology.

•Jaidyah L. Brewer, the daughter of Chara Beale.  Miss Brewer will be attending Monroe Community College with Psychology as her major.  She intends to become a Counselor within the judicial system.

•Shalese T. Cotton, the daughter of Shelia Cotton.  Miss Cotton hopes to become a Lawyer and one day own her own Law Firm.  She will attend Howard University majoring in Political Science.

•Kyla R. Cunningham, the daughter of Rhona Wallace.  Miss Cunningham desires to become a prosecuting attorney initially and then ultimately a judge.  She will attend Morgan State University where she will major in Political Science with a minor in English. 

•Cierra V. McFadden, the daughter of John and Scharrenda McFadden.  Miss McFadden aspires to become a pediatrician.  She will attend Elmira College majoring in Pre-Medicine / Biology.

•Chynna J. Sharp,  the daughter of Treva Warren.  Miss Sharp desires to become a Physical Therapist.  She will attend Nazareth College majoring in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences / Exercise Science.  Miss Sharp graduated as the Salutatorian of Greece Athena High School.