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WSSU Student Wins 105 Voices of History Scholarship

Jonathan Figgers

Jonathan Figgers of Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is the winner of a $10,000 scholarship from the 105 Voices of History HBCU National Concert Choir.

October 8, 2012

Jonathan Figgers, a student at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is the winner of a $10,000 scholarship from the 105 Voices of History HBCU National Concert Choir.

            Figgers, a bass from Charlotte, was one of two students who represented WSSU in the 105 Voices of History’s performance event in September at the Andrew Mellon Stage in Washington, D.C.  He and Antony Howard began participating in rehearsals around the country in April and continued those efforts until the week prior to the concert.  Students who attended all of the rehearsals had their names placed in a drawing that was held on the night of the concert.  Figgers’ name was pulled by Wintley Phipps, emcee for the event, who was performing at WSSU the next day.

            The choir is comprised of students from all 105 of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the September concert was a five-year celebration for the organization.  Founded in 2008 as a non-profit organization to create opportunities for young African-American students to develop their skill sets, the program provides training in a variety of areas in addition to the performances.

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