Chicago teen wins Black History Month scholarship

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.
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