The 2012 Virginia Webster Memorial Scholarship of the Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church was awarded to Lashaundra Montague. She is the second recipient of this annual scholarship.
The $500 Christian education scholarship was awarded based on academics, dedicated service and spiritual leadership to her church and community.
Lashaundra believes that you fail when you stop trying and that positive performance is the result of trying until you succeed.
Her goal is to attend Arkansas State University to pursue a degree in pre medicine. To help her stay focused on her primary objective, Lashaundra says she talks to God constantly through prayer and asks for forgiveness when she realizes that she has stepped out of His will.
This process, with the teachings of the Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church family, has enabled her to share the Word of God through her attitude, behavior and goodwill toward everyone she meets.
Lashaundra is the daughter of Kimyada Montague of Helena-West Helena. She thanks her mother, her pastor Danny Robinson and her church family for the positive impact they have had on their life.