SOMETHING IN THE WATER - Day 2

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JAY-Z Started a Scholarship for Students Who Want to Study Abroad.

Created with the Shawn Carter Foundation and the Institute for International Education (IIE)/Gilman International Scholarship Program, the scholarship was “designed to expand the global experiences and leadership opportunities for underserved students through establishment of full study-abroad scholarships.”

As explained by Travel Noire, those selected will also be required to complete a service project while abroad. Past recipients of the prestigious scholarship have been selected from institutions like Princeton, Northwestern University, and Temple University.

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Donald Trump Honored Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

After announcing that he would be awarding Tiger Woods with the honor following his Masters win in Augusta, Donald Trump indeed gave the legendary golf star the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It is “the highest civilian award in the United States — and is given to people who make an especially great contribution to American society,” as noted by TMZ.

Woods was emotional upon receiving the honor as Trump described him as a “great guy.” During his acceptance, Woods thanked his family, the people who stood by him during “the good and the bad, the highs and the lows,” and also spoke about his late father.

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Jaylon McKenzie, the 14-Year-Old Football Player Recently Featured in Sports Illustrated, Has Been Killed in a Shooting.

Our thoughts are with the family of Jaylon McKenzie, who was featured by Sports Illustrated as one of their Six Teens Who Will Rule the Future in Sports. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, witnesses say McKenzie was at a prom party when he was hit by a stray bullet shot after the outbreak of a fight.

“It’s so hard to fathom that someone took my baby from me because he dreamed so big,” Jaylon’s mother, Sukeena Gunner, said. “I can just remember him coming into my room and telling my husband to call his name. ‘We have a 5-6 running back, Jayyyyy-lonnnn MacKenzieeee.’ And he would run into the room after his name was called.”

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