Winners of the 2022 Shanese Washington Memorial Scholarship
THE SHANESE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE MADE UP OF SHANESE'S PERSONAL FAMILY MEMBERS HAS OFFICIALLY SELECTED THE 2022 RECIPIENTS OF THE AWARD.
On behalf of all of us at FIYA, we'd like to thank all of our student applicants for participating in the Shanese Washington Memorial Scholarship.
Shanese Washington served as FIYA's beloved Director of Special Projects and passed away suddenly in April of 2020. She was a teacher, basketball coach, mentor, and entrepreneur whose life work was to inspire young student-athletes to become the best versions of themselves athletically, intellectually, and personally.
We established this Scholarship in her name to honor 8th grade student-athletes who best exemplify the FIYA Sportsmanship Pledge as endorsed by school administrators/coaches. Our athletes then submitted an essay on what life lessons they have learned by playing on their school sports teams in FIYA.
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2022 SCHOLARSHIP NOMINEES & RECIPIENTS
In this inaugural year of the scholarship, we'd like to recognize all of our notable 8th grade student-athletes who applied and were nominated by a school administrator/coach:
|Annalyn Arreola||Magnolia Science Academy 3|
|Saxon Bagby||St. Jerome School|
|Ila Bagnara||WISH Charter|
|Aaliyah Simone Baskett||Mark Twain Middle School|
|Aiden Charron||Mark Twain Middle School|
|Malikiah Edmond||St. Jerome School|
|Natalie Erazo||Lennox Middle School|
|Sean Kim||Larchmont Charter|
|Noah Kurian||WISH Charter|
|James Langos||Larchmont Charter|
|Samantha Lortie||Mark Twain Middle School|
|Audry Mendoza||Lennox Middle School|
|Jordan Oziegbe||Frederick Price|
|Ashley Reyes||Los Angeles Leadership Academy|
|Julianna Samarge||St. Anastasia School|
|Saniya Thomas||Magnolia Science Academy 3|
We are honored and humbled that each of these students took the time to submit an essay and scholarship application. Thank you for partnering with us to help make a great youth sports community as well as honor the legacy of Shanese.
2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Given the task to select only TWO (2) winners from this exclusive group, the Shanese Washington Scholarship committee selected: Saxon Bagby of St. Jerome School and Jordan Oziegbe of Frederick Price!
We'd like to give a huge congratulations to both Saxon and Jordan, and you can now check out the FIYA Feature Story to learn more about our wonderful recipients! Our sincerest congratulations to all of our candidates for their accomplishments as 8th graders and on behalf of FIYA we wish you the best success in high school. We hope your life path continues to interact and positively influence those of us in this special FIYA community.
Although Shanese is no longer with us in person, her spirit is very much alive in all that we do at FIYA. It is our hope that her memory will continue to inspire and impact the lives of young student-athletes for years to come through The Shanese Washington Memorial Scholarship. Please continue to our Scholarship Page for more information, specific criteria, eligibility, and directions for our scholarship process.