THE SCHOLAR - Volume IV: "Mind. Body. Scholarship." (High School Edition)

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"All About S.T.E.M."
TABLE OF CONTENTS CEO's Note...................................................Page 4 Mind.........................................................................Page 5 Body...........................................................................Page 7 Scholarship.................................................Pages 9-11 "The Self-Care Recipe for College-Bound Students"
"The Unlimited Opportunities of ROTC"
Introducing The DeBoles-Johnson Foundation's Class of 2022 Scholarship Awardees & The Curtis M Crowther Book Scholarship Award Special Thanks to our Guest Editor, Ms LaQueen James



Take care of your mind and body. Then, prepare to excel in scholarship and excellence! -

Welcome to the fourth edition of DJF’s Biannual Publication, The Scholar.

“Mind, body, and scholarship,” are three crucial concepts that must be mastered for successful educational and life experiences.

In this high school edition, we have three featured guest contributors sharing their knowledge and personal experiences related to our theme. Also, the Class of 2022 DJF scholarship winners are announced; with a new book award named in honor of my dear friend, Curtis M. Crowther, highlighted.

As always, after reading this volume, I hope that each scholar feels more equipped and ready to prepare for an exceptional collegiate experience!



Because of the vast amount of options and possibilities, I will always encourage other students to pursue a career in STEM. Being comprised of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, even though these four disciplines are separate in name, they can intersect in so many different ways. You can easily pursue your interests in a STEM career that you might’ve never thought of. If you ’ re an artistic person, you can animate movies or be a graphic designer.

If math isn’t your specialty and you work better with your hands, you could pursue mechanical engineering. When I was choosing a major, I wasn’t set on a career path because I had so many different interests. I feel like choosing STEM gave me the opportunity to explore ways to combine my interests.

Computer Science was a perfect fit for me because it allowed me to combine my passion for writing with my coding skills and desire to work with technology. STEM fields need new, bright professionals, especially professionals of color that are ready and willing to contribute their ideas.


New technologies are developed and improve upon everyday, and it’s exciting to know that once I begin my career, I’ll be working on things that will make our technology better or even design something new! I think that the best aspect about pursing a career in STEM is that there’s a place for everyone and every inte t STEM i i t t d i t every industry there is!

Jada Simone Carter is a second year Computer Science Major from Charlotte, NC. She is currently a George W. Gore Presidential Scholar at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL She’s very involved on campus as a dancer on the Venom Pom Squad, a member of the National Council of Negro Women, and an inaugural member of the FAMU chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She hopes to pursue a career in Software Development or Cybersecurity after completing her undergraduate studies and wants to continue her work with her nonprofit, #GetEngaged. Their mission is to expose young women to all the opportunities available to them in STEM and encourage them to pursue their STEM interests. She enjoys spending time with family, competing in pageants, and all things brunch!


As a super-involved college student —and eventual Homecoming Queen —who was simultaneously trying to figure out who I was while also trying to make my parents proud, I can attest that college life is stressful. It seems that in an environment where the more you do, the more you’re celebrated, there is no time for selfcare.

Every semester, it’s beneficial to spend time with yourself and ask your cups these questions:

Physical Cup: What foods, exercises, or sleep habits make me feel empowered?

Spiritual Cup: What values and beliefs are important to me?

On the other hand, we know we can’t pour from an empty cup. However, out of fear of being left behind, we try to keep pouring anyhow. Many years after college, I learned that the key to avoiding an empty cup which can show up as burnout, depression, and lack of purpose—was to be intentional about how I pour into my “Six Cups”.

I discuss these cups in the book, Overflow: Six Strategies to Beat Burnout & Reclaim Your Abundant Life.

Mental & Emotional Cup: Who or what are my emotional outlets?

Intellectual Cup: What knowledge, skills or abilities am I proud of?

Social Cup: Who am I with when I feel like my most authentic self?

Career & Financial Cup: What do I want my legacy to be this school year? Continued on next page...

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Your responses to these questions create your “Self-Care Recipe.” Keep this recipe in a place that you visit often—like your bathroom mirror or your phone. Each week, carve out five minutes to check in with how your cups feel at that moment. Reflect on ways you poured into your cups that week and ways you can pour into your cups during the week ahead. By being intentional about your self-care, you create space to live life abundantly.

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TheUnlimitedOpportunitiesof ROTC

As a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, I've had the opportunity to drive warships, directly lead Sailors from all walks of life, and sail across the globe—while getting a debt-free education.

In high school, I had no idea what opportunities were available in the Navy. Once I arrived at Vanderbilt as a freshman, the allure of having my undergraduate education completely paid for tuition, room & board, and books, plus a guaranteed job out of college—was too good to ignore. The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, or ROTC, provided me with an elite, debt-free education, and it can do the same for you. No matter what your job, profession, or skill that you want to have in life, the Navy will teach you those skills and pay for you to keep them sharp. You have the opportunity to explore those careers in ROTC from universities all over the country. For more information, check out:

The application period for the 2023 scholarship is 1 April through 31 January 2023. If you have any questions, contact me via email at or

LT Bogan graduated from James S Rickards High School in 2012 and received his Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University in 2016

He is currently stationed in Jacksonville, FL at Naval Station Mayport


OCTOBER 29, 1995 –

DECEMBER 15, 2019

Friend. Servant. Scholar. Visit or scan the QR code below to make a tax-deductible scholarship donation now!

The Curtis M. Crowther Book Scholarship Endowment

was created in 2022 to honor the life and legacy of a family friend, Curtis M. Crowther. A student at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine, he was set to graduate with a doctorate in medicine in Spring 2022. His compassion and dedication to his faith, family, and the medical field will never be forgotten.




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