As tributes to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman keep pouring in, the latest honour for the late actor is all about education. According to the latest reports, Walter Mayfield, the principal at T L Hanna High School in South Carolina where Chadwick Boseman attended school told a news portal that they’re forming the Chadwick Boseman Memorial Scholarship for a yearly honour to a deserving student.
Walter said the goal is to create a sustainable scholarship for years to come, and the school is aiming to raise USD100,000 toward that end. The principal also said that a bunch of people has already reached out to contribute to Chadwick’s honor. People have come forward to contribute without even publicizing the idea yet. It means that the school authorities are off to a good start.
Reportedly the school is trying to work with the Chadwick Boseman family on the plan, and Mayfield feels it’s essential that they should be involved to help formulate criteria for the scholarship.
Chadwick Boseman‘s former H.S. basketball coach, Wayne Jones, is pushing for the school to retire the number he used to wear 32 in his memory.
Wayne shared that the cinematic superhero was an all-around solid player on the court who played four years on the varsity squad, and could do a little bit of everything. The High School T L Hanna has never retired a number before, but Principal Mayfield said that this is the time to consider it.
If the Boseman scholarship gets into place, it will be the second one in honour of a T L Hanna legend after Native American activist James Radio Kennedy. His scholarship goes to a student pursuing a career in special education.
The portal had earlier reported that Chadwick’s South Carolina hometown is also set to honour him soon.