Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-06-18 23:33:43 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WTVF) — Now it’s the mother’s sorrow that has turned into hope. Six years after her son Cameron Selmon was shot dead on the Tennessee State University campus in Nashville, her mother Stacy Payne selected the latest winners of her Cameron Selmon scholarship.
Veronica Holmes of Memphis is one of the winners and will attend Fisk University in the fall.
She says she majors in English, but wants to use her degree to help educate others about gun violence to reduce it.
Stacy says she chose Veronica as one of the recipients after reading an essay about what happened in high school.
“Students brought guns to school, and I was one of those who called it a fairy tale-I told the guards about weapons,” Holmes said. “I was bullied with repulsion, but it didn’t bother me because it saved someone’s life. Someone could have been killed that day.”
Veronica wants to follow in the footsteps of Congressman John Lewis, WEB Dubois, and Ida B. Wells, who attended Fisk University.
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