Recent BGA graduate Xavier Shaw ‘21 was awarded the Tom Murdic Educational Scholarship by the African American Heritage Society of Williamson County.
“In my first two years as BGA’s Director of Equity and Inclusion, I’ve focused on developing relationships with our students,” said Dr. Michelle Arnold. “Xavier was very involved on campus. He played basketball, football, and participated in track and field. He was not only an athlete but his academic achievement is indeed noteworthy. I have also been impressed by his work ethic and drive.
“When I was contacted about nominating students for the Tom Murdic Scholarship this year, after reading the qualifications, and without hesitation, I encouraged Xavier to apply. It thus came as no surprise that he was named a recipient.”
Xavier will be a freshman at Western Kentucky University in the fall, where he has signed to play football for the NCAA Division I Hilltoppers.
The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Xavier for his academic achievements, commitment to community service, and interest in African American history and heritage.