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Two Selma High students shine at MJ 93-90 Foundation

Two Selma High seniors won cash prizes at the MJ 93-90 Foundation’s Youth Empowerment Summit.

The event was held Feb. 1-2 at Wallace Community College-Selma and hosted by Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Michael Johnson, a former Dallas County High School graduate in 2005.

Kamau Little  won $7,000 for Highway 80 Productions. Lakira Fails was awarded $3,000 for Luxurious Lengths. Both students own their respective businesses.

Little and Fails participated in a Shark Tank-style competition. Several students in Dallas County competed in the event with the purpose to bolster entrepreneurship and help them jumpstart their business endeavors.

The two-day event also had a social justice panel, which Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, Dallas County District Court Judge Bob Armstrong, State Rep. Prince Chestnut and Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum participated.