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African American Heritage Society Presents 6th Annual Tom Murdic Scholarship Event “Evening of the Prom” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”


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Franklin, TN (TN Tribune) – The African Heritage Society of Williamson County will be hosting its 6th Annual TE Murdic Scholarship Ball on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Embassy Suites, 820 Crescent Center Dr. Franklin, TN. 6:00 p.m. The Scholarship Ball is the primary fundraiser for the Tom E. Murdic Scholarship, which was established in March 2015 by the African American Heritage Society to honor and support a high school student in the Williamson County community in the form of a $ 1,000 scholarship for their college education. Recognizing the importance of quality education and appreciating the progress African Americans have made in education, the AAHS Board of Directors wishes to give back to the youth of the community through this effort. The scholarship is named in honor of Franklin native and community leader Thomas Murdic, who served as a leader and chairman of the AAHS board for many years and left a great heritage. In addition to providing financial support to an individual each year, the AAHS hopes that the scholarship will provide an opportunity to educate young people in the community about African American history in Franklin and Williamson County and hopefully , to involve them and to interest them in the rich history here. The application process for 2 years

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021-2022 will be open on October 1, 2021 and will be due by March 1, 2022. The organization was delighted to see some previous awardees as well as current scholarship recipients volunteer at the Juneteenth celebration on June 19 in Pinkerton Park, where they witnessed a momentous event when the Juneteenth marker was unveiled.

Shelby and Lori Mitchell are the reigning Mr. and Mrs. AAHS of the African American Heritage Society. As no events were held last year and no contests this year due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, the couples fundraising portion of the event is being phased out this year. It will resume next year and married couples wishing to run for 2022 should contact [email protected]. Many thanks to all of the couples who have raised funds for the scholarship program over the years. The money they raised along with donations from sponsors and the community has enabled AAHS to award $ 1,000 scholarships to four high school students this year: The organization is pleased to announce this year’s winners : Marvin Brown, Brentwood High, Kennedy Mea

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dors, Brentwood High, Emma Steele, Page High and Xavier Shaw, Battle Ground Academy. A total of $ 28,000 has been awarded to students since 2015 and the AAHS expresses its gratitude to all who have contributed.

This year the AAHS will sponsor a contest for the best outfit, as part of this year’s Black-Tie virtual event. It was a fun addition and attendees dressed up at home for a virtual event! A prize will be awarded to the best dressed couple, the best dressed single woman and the best dressed single man.

AAHS will accept six couples and three entries for single men and three for single women. Contact [email protected] before the event (by Thursday July 15) in order to be listed as

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a competitor that night. The first six from the couples category and the first three from each single category will be accepted.

The community can contribute to this year’s effort by sponsoring, attending the event and making donations. Donations and proceeds from the scholarship event will go directly to the Tom Murdic Educational Scholarship Fund and are tax deductible. The AAHS thanks the sponsors so far for this year’s event and for helping make next year’s scholarship successful! Currently, the event sponsors are: Buerger, Moseley and Carson, Middle Tenn. Electric, Atmos Energy and BrandMETTLE. Media sponsors are: Williamson Herald, Your Williamson Magazine. The Tennessean, Southern Exposure Magazine, Franklin / Brentwood Home Page, The Tennessee Tribune, PLA Media, and WAKM Radio.

“Prom Night 2021” is a great opportunity for couples and individuals to come together for an evening of food, fun, music and dancing while contributing to a good and worthy cause. The event will start at 6:00 p.m. with a social hour and a cash bar. The ball will start at 7:00 p.m. The cost to attend is $ 50.00 per ticket or $ 300.00 for a table of 6. AAHS is a 501 (c) 3 organization and donations are tax deductible. Checks should be made payable to: African American Heritage Society, mailed to PO Box 1053, Franklin, TN. 37065. Tickets can be purchased online at or contact Paulette Johnson at 615-243-7751 for tickets and ticket information and / or if you would like to donate to the scholarship fund.


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Cory E. Barnes

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