Kentrell Edwin Curry, the son of Kenneth and Machella Curry, has been selected as the 2009 Black Alumni Society Endowed Scholar. He is a graduate of West Memphis High School. Curry was a member of the West Memphis High School Marching Band, Jazz Band, Symphonic Winds, Mu Alpha Theta, Student Council and the 30 Club.
“I am honored to be chosen as the recipient of the Black Alumni Society’s Endowed Scholarship worth $2,600 per year,” Curry wrote in his thank you letter. “The knowledge that I will be able to renew this scholarship throughout my collegiate career will be there to help me continually strive for excellence and always do my best in all of my classes. Furthermore, receiving this scholarship adds a sense of relief. This scholarship has taken the place of a student loan that I would have possibly had to take out. Just knowing that relieves some of the stress I had about how exactly I was going to pay for my college education.”
Curry plans to pursue a degree in architecture at the University of Arkansas but also wants to be involved in Associated Student Government as well as Greek Life.
“I would also like to be involved in community service and help out others in anyway that I can,” Curry wrote. “I hope to be seen as one of the leaders on campus, a person that anyone could talk to and express their feelings or asked a question confidently and comfortably, such as a Resident Assistant. During my years at the University I hope to become a familiar face that future freshman can look up to and view as one of the ideal members of the university’s community.”