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– Photo by Lorraine Boyd
Fraser Stryker law firm’s newest Diversity Scholarship winners – Maria Hill (left center) and Joy
Kayode – are encouraged by two former winners, Eros Mejia Hernandez (far left), a 2015 recipient; and Wenbo Wang, a 2013 recipient. They were recognized at a luncheon May 25.

Diversity Scholars Feted at Luncheon
Fraser Stryker’s college Diversity Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $2,500 a year, renewable for four years. In addition, the winners are invited to work as a paid summer intern at the firm. This year’s winners shared their plans. Maria Hill, a South High Magnet School graduate, will attend Carleton College and plans to major in political science. Joy Kayode from Burke High is planning to go to the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, She wants to major in international affairs with a concentration in conflict resolution and international politics (pre-law track).
As it would be expected, both students excelled in their high school studies and participated in a number of extracurricular activities.
Hernandez said he is still on a path to law school, loves his current internship at Fraser Stryker, and is fascinated by the melding of business, technology and entrepreneurship. Wang became a U.S. citizen this past year, and is making his mark in New York City already. He worked in the office of the mayor of New York City and debated New York University’s law school dean and the school’s president. He is attending New York University and working as an intern at Venture for America.
Attorney Steve Bruckner, chair of the scholarship committee, said these scholarship alumni exemplify the accomplishments of the other winners. The 2008 winner, Symone Sanders, is currently the national press secretary for Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
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