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The Winston-Salem Police Foundation announced two students of the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System (WS/FCS) as recipients of its’ third annual scholarship program. Students were selected through an application and objective review process and awarded a one-time disbursement of $1,000.
Michai James of Mt. Tabor High School and Zion William-Arthur Dixon of Glenn High School were the 2021-2022 school year awardees.
“The Winston-Salem Police Foundation is delighted to award these scholarships to these two hard-working, deserving young men,” said Justin Gomez, President of the Winston-Salem Police Foundation. “The scholarship program is just one of the many ways the Winston-Salem Police Foundation continues to fulfill its mission of building meaningful relationships between the law enforcement community and the youth of our city.”
Michai James graduated with a 3.4 GPA from Mt. Tabor High School and will be attending North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in the fall to pursue a degree in Information Technology. He was a member of the Crosby Scholars program, Crosby’s African-American Males Pursuing Educational Dreams (AAMPED) program, and YMCA Black Achievers program. Michai was also a student athlete and a member of the 2021 Mt. Tabor state championship football team.
The second recipient of the Winston-Salem Police Foundation Scholarship is Zion William-Arthur Dixon. He is the son of Tanya H. (Marcus) Neal and Alonzo (Angela) Dixon. Zion is an active youth at Phillips Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and volunteers in the community.
Zion was a Central Piedmont 4-A All- Conference and All- Area Selection in Football. He served as the Glenn High Men’s Basketball Team Captain, leading his team to a Conference Championship and winning the Annual Frank Spencer Holiday Classic for the first time in twenty-seven years. Zion is a Men’s Basketball All-Area Selection and is a three time Central Piedmont 4-A All-Conference Selection and valued member of Men’s Track. He graduated from Glenn High School and will attend Winston-Salem State University to pursue a degree in Business Administration while playing Football at Winston-Salem State University.