By: Dee McKinsey—
Muncie, IN—Two Delaware County recent graduates were awarded scholarships for their essays on the origin of the gay pride flag.
Trevor Lowe, Muncie resident and recent graduate of Muncie Central, will receive a $1000 scholarship. Micah Brown, Dunkirk resident and recent graduate of Wes-Del High School, will be awarded a $500 scholarship.
Lowe is a member of the Youth Symphony Orchestra; Muncie Central Marching band and plans to study music education at University of Indianapolis. Brown organized a donation drive for the last two years for the Muncie Animal Shelter and will attend Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, to study animal and environmental sciences.
“We are proud of both these young individuals and happy to have the opportunity to invest in the futures of both of these great representations of Muncie,” said SteVen Knipp, Muncie Pride executive director.
Judges were WaTasha Barnes-Griffin, executive director of the YWCA; Brandon Million. Ball State Office of Inclusive Excellence; and KeAyra Williams, executive Director of Upward Bound.
The scholarships were made possible by crowd source fundraising efforts and a generous donation from Linda and Jerry McKeen.
Muncie Pride is partnered with Muncie OUTreach to serve as an organization of LGBTQ+ individuals within the Muncie community dedicated to inclusion, diversity, education and the sharing of resources in the Muncie community. Muncie Pride is a non-profit organization that relies on the support of donors and sponsors such as IU Health Ball Hospital, Ball State office of Inclusive Excellence, and others.