Milwaukee Times hosts 2021 Louvenia Johnson Scholarship Awards

June 17, 2021

Photos by Yvonne Kemp

On Sunday, June 13, 2021 The Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper hosted the 2021 Louvenia Johnson Scholarship Awards at the WAAW Center, 3020 West Vliet Street. The scholarship was started by Milwaukee Times co-founder Louvenia Johnson on February 27, 1988 at the third annual Black Excellence Awards Program. The Louvenia Johnson Journalism Scholarship Fund was established in recognition of the outstanding contributions Mrs. Johnson has made in fostering journalism excellence in all areas of the community.

Normally the scholarships are presented at the Times’ Annual Black Excellence Awards, but due to COVID-19 the event was postponed this year. However, the Times was able to present the scholarship awards to the twelve outstanding students at a much smaller, more intimate event.

The twelve student recipients this year were Janae Adams, Trinay Austin (not pictured), Davidi Alepembwe, Shaylin Crosby, Jonillia Davis, Stephawn Easley, Leroy Hope, Jakobie Jackson, Anyiah Lobley, Jalen Reed, Monica Slade and Joshua Wilder. The keynote speaker was University of Wisconsin-Parkside Vice Chancellor for Advancement Willie Jude II, M.Ed (Top photo, left).