SHA senior Chi Chi Igwe was recently awarded the Rodriq McCravy Scholarship Award from the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry at the 32nd annual African American Catholic Leadership Awards dinner. The award was established in 1987 and is given in honor of Rodriq McCravy, a Trinity High School graduate of the Class of 1986. McCravy was a young African American man who shared his faith and beliefs and exemplified values that serve as an example for other youth. The award is given to black Catholic students who have demonstrated leadership in their churches, schools and civic community. Mr. McCravy’ sister, Natonia McCravy Elery was a SHA graduate of the Class of 1980.
In addition to this honor, Chi Chi is also one of nine high school seniors to be awarded the Father John H. Morgan Scholarship, sponsored by the Catholic Education Foundation. Before his death, Father Morgan, a priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, established a charitable trust that would provide a college scholarship to a qualifying senior from each of the Catholic high schools in the archdiocese. The trust has awarded more than $1 million to approximately 180 students.
Father Morgan stipulated that the trust would be limited to 20 years and when it was dissolved last fall, the trustees decided to transfer the bulk of the remaining funds to CEF, who has vowed to continue to steadily increase the award amount.