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Beryl Kessio

Howard University

Beryl Kessio
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Beryl C. Kessio of Harvest, Alabama is a winner of a White House Correspondents’ Association scholarship with a one-time award of $7,000.

Beryl was born in Kenya and moved to Alabama with her family when she was five. She has native proficiency in Swahili and is the recipient of multiple awards and honors. Beryl has worked as a staff writer at the Morocco World News in Rabat, as a mentor with young girls, advocated for student mental health programs and volunteered at Martha’s Table in DC.

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