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May 22

Electa Chapter #61 Order of the Eastern Star, PHA sponsors Annie L. Green 2014 Scholarship Luncheon

Carlyn “Cartilini” James

Electa Chapter #61 Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliated held its 2014 Scholarship Luncheon in honor of Past Worthy Matron Annie L. Green.

This event was held at Greater Little Rock Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida on May 17th.  As Pastor Lonnie D. Wesley III was introduced by Worthy Matron Sister Laurine Bennett, he enlightened guests as an innovative speaker after blessing the meal before lunch.

Hosted by the Mistress of Ceremony Sister Ruby Richburg, the Masonic Choir, and members of Electa Chapter #61, the offering of the 2014 Annie L. Green Scholarship was presented to two graduating seniors of Escambia County.

To be considered, the selection was based on ones amount of community service, scholastic achievement, and personal character.  These awards were granted to Jasmine Richburg who will be attending the University of West Florida and Kieora Rudolf who will be attending Pensacola State College.

Words of encouragement were also spoken by Andre G. Smith who was the first recipient of the Electa Scholarship in 2005.  Each student received an award and a prize of $500.00 to assist in covering college expenses.

Past Worthy Matron Green dedicated her scholarship fund to educating the youth as she herself has contributed a great amount of services through academia as a teacher at Ransom Middle School before she transferred to Ensley Elementary.

She retired after thirty-three years. After attending the public school systems she remained focus and passionate about her career of choice. As a skilled educator Green soon earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Alabama State University.  She obtained a Master’s Degree from Troy State University shortly after.  As one of the founding members of Electa Chapter #61, she served as the personal secretary to Dr. Artencie Grier-Turk and the Associate Matron in the State of Florida.  Today she still serves as an active Eastern Star of this chapter and a member of Greater Little Rock Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida.

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