Shak’la Harrington – 35th Annual Black Excellence Awards Honoree

2020 Louvenia Johnson Scholarship Recipient

Shak’la Harrington is captain of the debate team at Golda Meir High School and ranked academically number 1 out 104 in her class, earning a cumulative grade point average of 4.28. Last summer, Shak’la served as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative Sheila Stubbs. Her school counselor said Shak’la is capable of improving the dynamics for herself, her family and everyone else around her. “Her service to her community, school and her family will continue on through her post-secondary college plans,” the counselor wrote. Shak’la has applied to Washington University in St. Louis and New York University. She plans on studying psychology and economics.