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The Norfolk (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Kathryn B. Bibbins Scholarship
In June 2011, the Norfolk (VA) Chapter of Links, Incorporated saluted Link Kathryn Brown Bibbins, sole surviving Charter Member as the Chapter recently celebrated 60 years of service and friendship to the Norfolk Community.
Link Kathryn was born on August 3, 1907; she was a lifelong Norfolk resident for 106 years. Link Kathryn graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and Hampton Institute. She taught school in Norfolk, while teaching at Booker T. Jr. High School in 1936; she married and had to leave the school system. Later she was able to return to teaching and was appointed principal of Lindenwood Elementary School where she retired in 1970.
Immediately following the chartering, Norfolk Links began setting their agenda to focus upon Services to Youth in the African-American community. One of their first projects was to assist in providing enrichment experiences for the Quest Club, academically gifted students at Jacox Junior High School. A $1,000.00 Memorial Scholarship was established to assist a worthy female student to pursue higher education at a school of her choice. The Norfolk (VA) Chapter of Links continues to build on the foundation of our founding Link Sisters.
Since June 2006, the chapter awards a $4000 scholarship ($1,000 per year) to a deserving young lady to an institution of higher learning of her choice. (Excerpts from New Journal and Guide, online article: March 21, 2012.)
FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
A.B. Jackson Fine Arts Scholarship at Norfolk State University
In 1971, the Norfolk (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated (a.k.a. “Norfolk Links”) hosted the first exhibition of A.B. Jackson’s works at Norfolk State University (NSU). As a result, the community enthusiastically gave their financial support thus the A.B. Jackson Fine Arts Scholarship was established at Norfolk State University.
The Norfolk Links offer a full time rising senior at Norfolk State University the Norfolk Chapter of The Links, Incorporated A.B. Jackson Fine Arts Scholarship to support an exhibition of their works.
The individual must be enrolled full time during the fall semester at NSU. The awards will be determined on a competitive basis and require the submission of an art portfolio and artistic statement. The recipient of the award will be required to showcase his/ her work during an art show sponsored by the Norfolk Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. All eligible students are encouraged to participate in this process.
Campostella Elementary A+ Partner School
Campostella Elementary's S.T.E.M. program incorporates Problem and Project-Based learning with a special emphasis on the area of Engineering. Its purpose is to increase early student value and awareness in S.T.E.M. areas of Science, Technology, Pre-Engineering, and Mathematics while preparing them with 21st Century skills necessary to meet the future demands of a globally competitive workforce.
LAKE TAYLOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Lake Taylor Middle A+ Partner School
Lake Taylor Middle School. The faculty, staff, and administration are committed to providing students a world class education. The instructional program provides students academic development in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history. Students can enjoy elective course work in art, technology, foreign language (Spanish, Latin, or French), band, chorus, and orchestra.
Students who are ready for more challenging programs of study may enroll in high school credit-bearing courses, such as Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, World Geography, Keyboarding, Introduction to Art, Technology Foundations, Spanish, French, and/or Latin.
Extra-curricular activities are also enjoyable opportunities for middle schoolers. Lake Taylor provides students with a variety of clubs and organizations as well as a comprehensive athletic program. As part of the Middle School Athletic Association of Virginia, students participate in competitive sports throughout the school year.