In The $treets: Books From Bekkah Raises Over $9,700 in Textbook Scholarships

 CEO of Books From Bekkah, Dr. Rebakkah Johnson, at their Second Annual Scholarship Soirée. Photo courtesy of Books From Bekkah, Inc.

CEO of Books From Bekkah, Dr. Rebakkah Johnson, at their Second Annual Scholarship Soirée. Photo courtesy of Books From Bekkah, Inc.

Having attended Dr. Rebakkah Johnson's first Scholarship soirée last spring, I didn't think the second time would be as magical - but boy was I wrong! Last Friday night, Books From Bekkah, Inc. hosted their second annual scholarship soirée, where they raised over $9,700 in textbook scholarships for St. Louis Public School District high school seniors that have been accepted into a four-year university. There were over 21 applicants, and 10 of those students made the cut for $5,000 in college textbook scholarships. 

 Dr. Johnson and the winners of this years scholarship(s). Photo courtesy of Delux Magazine.

Dr. Johnson and the winners of this years scholarship(s). Photo courtesy of Delux Magazine.

The night was filled with good music, good food, and of course an open bar (that I may or may not have over-indulged in). After networking with some of the finest young professionals in the city, guests enjoyed the nights main events, which consisted of soulful music, a junior step-team, and of course the announcement of this years scholarship recipients.

Of course a party followed, and of course I don't really remember anything after that. What I do know, is that Dr. Johnson has proven once again that she can raise money for a good cause and have a damn good time doing it.

For more information about Books From Bekkah, Inc., visit their Facebook page. Continue scrolling for more pictures from the event.