Alliance graduates start scholarship to honor late classmates

ALLIANCE – Two Alliance High School graduates want to help students overcome barriers keeping them from higher education by creating a scholarship that honors their late classmates.

Mark Black, AHS Class of 1993, and Kenya Harrington Sr., AHS Class of 1994, created the Catonna Jones and Tremayne Banks Memorial Scholarship, a $600, non-renewable book scholarship that will be awarded to one male and one female student-athlete .

Black and Harrington work as educators in the Akron Public Schools system and have held positions in various districts throughout Ohio.

“We’re heavily invested in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging work,” Black said. “We are both certified administrators to focus on equity and to come into communities and help students overcome barriers and advocate for them to have a level playing field so they can aspire to maximize their potential.”

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