Two Saint Saviour High School students, Theresa '19 and Alexandra '19 earned $1,000 scholarships to their colleges in the first annual College Scholarship in tribute to Dr Mildred Fay Jefferson and funded by the Richard the Lionhearted Right to Life Foundation. On Thursday, June 6 at the Senior Awards Ceremony, Mr. Michael Nilsen P'16 spoke about Dr. Jefferson's passion for pro-life in addition to becoming the first African American woman to graduate from Harvard's Medical School in surgery.
Both seniors received a certificate, a coin and statue of Dr. Jefferson in addition to the scholarship. Mr. Nilsen was inspired by his father Richard's peaceful, pro-life rallies and started the Richard the Lionhearted Foundation to keep moving forward his father’s efforts. We thank the Nilsen Family for their support of our students.