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Trishanna Punam Singh

2014 Scholarship Recipient


Trishanna, a graduate of Middletown High School, is the daughter of Balwant and Liloutie Singh of Guyana.

Trish, as she is fondly called, has demonstrated academic excellence in her studies by achieving a 4.0 GPA. She was Honor Roll student throughout high school, and also was inducted into the National Honor Society. As one of her teacher put it, “Trish is one of the most hard-working students I had the opportunity of teaching in my sixteen year career.” Although Trish had a busy school schedule, she still found time to volunteer and to participate in extracurricular activities.

She spent time with the residents at the Ronald McDonald House; provided moral support for the Wounded Warriors at the National Naval Medical Center of Bethesda; and collected school supplies for needy children in the US and in Guyana. Trish also participated in her High School Swimming Team, Student Coordinator Club, Student Council, and the State Science Olympiad Team. Trish wants to be a Radiologist. She is enrolled in the 2-year Pace Program at Delaware Technical Community College af-ter which, she will transition to Thomas Jefferson Medical School to further her studies. Trish is centered, focused, and determined to achieve her goal, which is the early diagnosis of illnesses in the shortest time possible thereby saving lives.

Lackeeria Mackela Lewis

2014 Scholarship Recipient


Lackeeria was born in Jamaica, West Indies. She loved school because she felt, “it was a place where teachers pushed us to do our very best, whether it was with a belt or ruler.” At the age of 11 years, Lackeeria migrated to the Philadelphia, USA.

The school she attended simply was not the same; teachers did not seem to care and doing homework or participating in extra-curricular activities was ridiculed by the students. As a result, her grades suffered. Fortunately, her dad Floyd Lewis, wanted a better life for his daughter and got her transferred to William Penn High School in Delaware, where she found nurturing teachers and students who had an interest in learning. She achieved and maintained a 3.0 GPA while participating in school activities and holding a part time job. As one teacher puts it: “Lackeeria is a young woman of outstanding character, leadership ability, and impeccable work ethic. She has consistently displayed the attitude, aptitude, and performance that are needed for success.”

She attends Delaware State University where she is majoring in English, and aspires to be a teacher. Her lifelong goal is to create a “Bridge Program” that would allow Caribbean children to obtain student visas to come to the US and obtain a college education. She believes that, education should not be compromised for not only is it strength and power, but most of all, it is individual freedom.

Amina Fayola DeVerteuil

2014 Scholarship Recipient


Amina’s mother, Kathy is from Haiti, and her father, Richard is from Trinidad.

She is a Middletown High School graduate, with a 3.0 GPA, who has a clear sense of what she wants to accomplish in college as she pursues a degree in clinical psychology. She has challenged herself in high school by taking honors and AP level classes in psychology.

Amina is out-going and personable and sees the value in helping others. She applies her energy, enthusiasm, and time to community service. She has unselfishly volun-teered more than 75 hours with the Delaware Nature Society and the Ronald McDonald House.

Amina, who is very compassionate and works well with all type of people, is currently in the Associate in Arts Program at the University of Delaware, Dover Campus.