Bellflower Kiwanis awards $10,000 scholarship to local student

Benches of Naheim

By Brian Hews

November 1, 2022 ~ The Bellflower Kiwanis awarded a $10,000 scholarship to Howard University student Naheim Banks of Bellflower.

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private research university in Washington, DC comprised of 14 schools and colleges.

Banks has many accomplishments, including legislative intern stints with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and former U.S. Senator and current U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris. He was also elected as a delegate to the Assembly for the Central Committee of the Democratic State of California.

Banks is also very active in her school serving as communications director for College Democrats while working within the school’s communications and counseling office.

The Howard University School of Law has served as an advocate for social justice and an architect of social change. It has produced more than 4,000 social engineers, including the first African-American Supreme Court justice, legislators, civil rights lawyers, mayors, and prominent public officials across the United States. It is the #1 law school for African Americans ranked by preLaw magazine.

“Naheim is clearly the leader of tomorrow leading today, we are proud to be able to support his career journey,” said Bellflower Kiwanis President Mike Simpfenderfer.

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