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Shukura Burrell


2018 "Pass the Torch" Scholarship Finalist

Shukura Burrell was a shy, withdrawn Junior High student when she first encountered Mr. Arphelius Gatling, a music teacher who helped her find her voice and believed in her when she didn’t believe in herself. Today, she wants to carry on his legacy, using patience and persistence to help students struggling to find their place in the world.

Here is Shukura's story about Mr. Gatling...



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