CHICAGO (WLS) -- Makiya Lyons, a Chicago teenager, has received a $2,500 scholarship in a Black History Month essay competition.
Lyons learned the news while she was in class at King College Prep Friday.
Each year, the Chicago city treasurer recognizes a student displaying outstanding achievement or community involvement based on an effective essay.
Lyons will be going to Howard University in the fall.
Chicago teen wins Black History Month scholarship