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Giving: Roanoke motorcycle club awards scholarships to Northside, Lord Botetourt graduates | Local News

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The Roanoke Chapter of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club has awarded $500 scholarships to Sanii Nash-Fuell and Jada Morgan.

Nash-Fuell, daughter of Jemarh Fuell and Tanisha Nash, is a Northside High School graduate and will attend North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where she plans to major in kinesiology with a minor in business finance.

Morgan, daughter of Darin Uwezo Morgan and Lauran DeAnna Morgan, is a Lord Botetourt High School graduate and will attend the University of Lynchburg, majoring in nursing with a minor in psychology.

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The National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club is a tiered organization. Both Roanoke scholarship recipients will now compete at the Frontier and National levels for additional scholarship awards.

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