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R.B. Hudson High School award 2 scholarships

Two Selma High School graduates have earned scholarships from the Historic Class of 1965 R.B. Hudson High School.

Student-athletes Bryant Gordon and Michael Harris each received scholarships from the historic class of R.B. Hudson. Each earned Associate Degrees from Wallace Community College-Selma.

Gordon, who played football at Selma High, plans to major in Kinesiology and minor in Sports Studies at Mississippi State.

“After graduating college, I want to come back home and help my family and the younger generation,” Gordon said. “My efforts will illustrate to them the right path to being successful in today’s society.  I want to be someone’s role model.  God put me on this earth to do one job and that is to be a good steward and help others in life.”

Harris plans to attend the University of Alabama with ambitions of entering the video game business.

“I am not in a gang, not in jail, not in trouble with the law, not on drugs and thank God, I’m not in the grave,” Harris said. “I am on a journey to overcome crime, poverty and failing schools to accomplish my goals of becoming a software engineer/video game designer.”

Margaret Broadnax is the chairperson of the scholarship committee. Geraldine Morton, Albert Southall and Freeman Waller are on the selection committee.

The R.B. Hudson High School Class of 1965 played a leading role during the Civil Rights battle during the 1960’s. It eventually resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voter Rights Act of 1965.