Beautillion rewards students on a ‘Journey to Greatness’

Jalen Love has been named this year’s “Mr. Beau” in the 37th annual Beautillion, an event sponsored by the Wichita Chapter of Links Inc.

Love, a senior at Northeast Magnet High School, won the title for raising the most scholarship money and academic achievement, according to Doris Lee, chairwoman of the event.

The event, which took place Saturday night at Century II Concert Hall, helps African-American high school seniors raise money for college.

Love raised $9,587.39.

His parents are Patricia and Robert Love of Wichita.

Alonte Lipscomb, Wichita Heights High School, was first runner-up and Lorenzo Brown, Southeast High School, was second runner-up.

Garrett Allen won the Mr. Cooperation Award; SmoQuan Smith, Mr. Debonair; Svaan Lacy, Mr. Industrious; Malcolm Lynch, Mr. Gentleman; Jimmy Warner Jr., Mr. Personality; Tier Miles and Kwasi Porter-Hill, Mr. Determination; Stephone Anderson and Carrington Bruce, Mr. Dependable; Lorenzo Brown and RaMontae Green, Mr. Brotherhood; and Ke Juan Moses, Mr. Comic Relief.

Central Star Credit Union awarded $1,000 in scholarships for essay winners. Recipients were: First place, Garrett Allen, $500; second place, Carrington Bruce, $300; and third place, Malcolm Lynch, $200.

Real Men, Real Heroes gave out two $500 scholarships; winners were LeAndre Carthen and Alexander Maryman.

Wil-Ken Industries gave $1,000 in scholarship money to Jimmy Warner Jr.

In all, 24 young men participated in this year’s Beautillion, themed “Journey to Greatness.” Nine of the 24 had a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

More than 1,500 people attended the Beautillion, Lee said.