Trevor Melton and Jordana Greaux-Gist are talented high school seniors won PUF Latimer Scholarships.
Chidimma Adinna of Chaffey High School in Ontario, California. Marlon Edwards of Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School in Tampa, Florida. Jordana Greaux-Gist of Teaneck High School in Teaneck, New Jersey. Isabella Martinez of Bryant High School in Bryant, Arkansas. Trevor Melton of Souderton Area High School in Harleysville, Pennsylvania. And Kennedy Smith of Southwest Dekalb High School in Lithonia, Georgia.
These six African American high school seniors are this year's winners of the PUF Latimer Scholarship. In collaboration with the American Association of Blacks in Energy and funded by the corporate sponsors of Steve Mitnick's book, "Lewis Latimer, the First Hidden Figure," namely CPS Energy, Dentons, Energy Impact Partners, FirstEnergy Corp., Guidehouse, and Xcel Energy, the college expenses for these talented young women and men will be a little easier.
The PUF team sat down with two of them, Trevor Melton, the winner from AABE's mid-Atlantic region, and Jordana Greaux-Gist, the winner from AABE's northeast region, to get a sense of their intellect, dynamic personalities, and promising futures. The fascinating conversations with Trevor and Jordana follow.
In his essay for the PUF Latimer Scholarship, Trevor wrote this: