Three BCPS seniors awarded scholarships from the Randallstown NAACP


Three BCPS seniors awarded scholarships from the Randallstown NAACP Towson, MD – The Randallstown NAACP has awarded college scholarships in the amount of $600 to three high school seniors in Baltimore County Public Schools:


Kyrah Kelly Gaither, a senior at New Town High School, is the 2021-2022 recipient of the Dr. Ella White Campbell, Dr. Barbara Dezmon, and Deverne Coleman Scholarship. Gaither will attend Temple University in Philadelphia to study sports medicine and public health.


Tiffany Johnson, a senior at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, is the 2021-2022 recipient of the Dr. Ella White Campbell Scholarship. Johnson will attend Parsons School of Design in New York, with a major in photography and business.


Brendyn Pierce, a senior at Dulaney High School, is the 2021-2022 recipient of the Dr. Ella White Campbell Scholarship. Pierce will attend Old Dominion University in Norfolk (Va.), with a major in cybersecurity.

The Randallstown branch of the NAACP established the scholarships in honor of Deverne Coleman and Dr. Barbara Dezmon, and in memory of Dr. Ella White-Campbell.


Coleman was a teacher and mentor teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools for more than 30 years. She sits on various boards and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and a proud graduate of Howard University. Dezmon served as executive assistant to the deputy superintendent and assistant to the superintendent for equity and assurance in Baltimore County Public Schools. Her prior work experience included classroom teaching, administration, professional development, and parent, community, and business relations. White-Campbell was a community leader in Baltimore County with a focus on the Liberty Road corridor. She was a trailblazer, scholar, educator, and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Scholarship Advisory Committee members selected the winners based on an essay, interview, and letters of recommendation. The Randallstown NAACP advocates for the black and brown children of Baltimore County, and seeks to ensure a world class education for children. Baltimore County Public Schools, the nation’s 25th largest school system, is focused on raising the bar and closing gaps to prepare our students for the future. Thanks to innovative and talented leaders, teachers, staff,

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