Sorority awards $11,000 in scholarships to high school seniors

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held their May Week Celebration at Savannah State University on Sunday afternoon.

The sorority awarded $11,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors. If that wasn't amazing enough, their special guest was Mrs. Marion Johnson, a former NASA space engineer that was on the team that sent John Glenn to the moon. She's been called "Savannah's Hidden Figure."

"We were so...the anxiety was phenomenal," said Marion L. Johnson. "But we said hey we did this, it worked well, and it's going to happen. And sure enough, it happened! And so when he touched on the ground and said "One giant leap for mankind" we lept!"

Our Dawn Baker was lucky enough to sit down with Johnson for an in-depth interview on her extraordinary life.

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