Chadwick Boseman’s High School to Award Scholarship in His Honor
Tributes to Chadwick boseman keep flowing, and the late “Black Panther” star’s last honor is all about education.
Walter mayfield, principal of TL Hanna High School in South Carolina where the actor attended, tells TMZ … that they are forming the Chadwick Boseman Memorial Scholarship for an annual honor to a deserving student.
Mayfield says the goal is to create a lasting scholarship for years to come, and the school aims to raise $ 100,000 for that purpose. The director explains that many people have already tried to contribute to Chadwick’s honor – without even publicizing the idea yet – so they’re off to a good start.
We’re told the school is trying to work with Boseman’s family on the plan – Mayfield feels it’s critical that they be involved to help formulate the criteria for the award.
Former HS basketball coach of Chadwick, Wayne jones, pressured the school to remove the number he was wearing – 32 – in his memory.
He tells us the cinematic superhero was a solid player on the pitch who played for 4 years on the varsity team … and could do a little bit of everything. TL Hanna has never retired from a number before, but Director Mayfield says now is the time to consider it.
If the Boseman Scholarship is launched, it will be the second in honor of a TL Hanna legend … the first is James “Radio” Kennedy. Its scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a career in special education.
As we told you … Chadwick’s South Carolina hometown should also honor it soon.
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