Joshua Williams – 35th Annual Black Excellence Awards Honoree

2020 Louvenia Johnson Scholarship Recipient

Joshua Williams is an advisor to the children’s choir, the teen missionary group and a Sunday school teacher at St. Matthew Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. For a number of years, he participated in church choir, performing musical solos and choral readings. He is currently a children’s choir ringer at St. Matthew, modeling performance etiquette and promoting literacy for younger children. His advisor and Sunday school instructor at St. Matthew said his personal characteristics and moral values have helped him discover the importance of hard work and service to others. He earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.97 at Rufus King International High School. His extracurricular high school activities include four years of participation with the robotics team, and the varsity tennis team, as well as three years participation as a new student orientation presenter. Joshua hopes to major in mechanical engineering and has applied to Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.