Beach High Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship


Zahra Pleasant-Murray
Zahra Pleasant-Murray

Beach High School 11th Grader, Zahra Pleasant-Murray, has been announced the winner of the Dorothy West Scholarship which will pay her way to attend the Young Writer’s Workshop at Bard College at Simon’s Rock this summer.

The Dorothy West Scholarship is named after a woman who was one of the pioneer members of the Harlem Renaissance. It is designed to help a student of color with demonstrated financial need attend the Young Writers Workshop.

To be considered – a student must write a personal narrative telling the story of a time when words have had meaning to them as a person of color.


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