BGA Class of 2022 graduates Zachary Flores, A.J. McClemore, and Sean Williams have been awarded the Tom Murdic Educational Scholarship by the African American Heritage Society of Williamson County.
“In my first three years as BGA’s Director of Equity and Inclusion, I’ve focused on developing relationships with our students,” said Dr. Michelle Arnold, director of inclusion and belonging. “Zach, A.J., and Sean were very involved on campus – in athletics as well as the Student Diversity Leadership Committee – their academic achievement, work ethic, and drive are noteworthy.
“So, when I was contacted about nominating students for the Tom Murdic Scholarship this year, after reading the qualifications, and without hesitation, I encouraged them to apply. It thus came as no surprise that they were named as recipients.”
Zachary will be a freshman at Centre College in the fall, where he has signed to play football for the NCAA Division III Colonels; and A.J. will be a freshman at Birmingham-Southern College in the fall, where he has signed to play football for the NCAA Division III Panthers; and Sean will be a freshman at Dartmouth College in the fall, where he has signed to play football for the NCAA Division I Big Green.
The African American Heritage Society awards the $1,000 scholarships based on students’ academic achievements, commitment to community service, and interest in African American history and heritage.