The Captain Luther J. Hunter, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Winners for 2014 were presented to five local high school seniors in July during the late Capt. Hunter’s annual family reunion at the Saint Joseph Family Life Center. Each recipient received a check for $1,000. The Captain Hunter Memorial foundation was founded in 2008 by Capt. Hunter’s immediate family to continue his legacy of community involvement and dedication to saving Black males. He served on the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department from 1972-2002. He was the founder/president of the first Nashville Black Police Officers Association.
The goal of the foundation is to be an exemplary resource for families raising Black males. As a result, the foundation provides annual scholarships for Black males, provides social skills groups for students and monthly parenting groups at the Church of Christ at Jackson Street.
The 2014 Scholarship winners include:
Kelvin Hale graduated from LEAD Academy as part of the first graduating class with a 3.07 GPA. He plans to attend David Lipscomb University to pursue a degree in biology/pre-med.
Darius Hunter graduated from Summit High School in Springfield, Tenn. with a 3.22 GPA. He plans to attend Carson-Newman University to pursue a degree in sports medicine.
Kamil Malone graduated from Brentwood Academy with a 2.79 GPA. He plans to attend Lindsey Wilson College to pursue a degree in business and also achieve his MBA.
Christopher Scott graduated from Gallatin High School with a 3.81 GPA. He plans to attend the University of Tennessee in Knoxville to pursue a degree in kinesiology to pursue a career in sports medicine.
Joquise Upton graduated from Pope John Paul II High School with a 3.37 GPS. He plans to attend Bethel University to pursue a career as an athletic trainer/physical therapist.
The funds for these scholarships are made possible through generous freewill donations annually during an Acapella Songfest at the Church of Christ at Jackson Street at 1408 Jackson Street.
The Hunter family is very appreciative of devoted family, friends and church members who are the primary reason that these scholarships can be made available to Black males.
Reggie Miller, president of the Nashville Black Police Officers Association has been an annual participant in the program since its inception.
This year’s Acapella Songfest will be held on Saturday, October 18, at 4 pm at the Church of Christ at Jackson Street. For more information, contact Thelma Hunter Smith at 579-7549 or Richard Hunter, Sr. at 516-4175.