Where Are They Now?

Name:   Parris L. Mason

The one in the second pair of students to receive The Lucinda L Jasper Scholarship from its beginning; one in the first pair of students to receive the scholarship once it went Archdiocese wide.

Elementary School:   Holy Family School

Year won:   1994

Essay about African American:   Walter Aloysious Mason, Jr.  – Uncle Walter, mentor, model, husband, father, family-oriented caring individual, famous quote: “If you can’t count it, you can’t spend it.”

Message to uncle in essay:

No matter what I do in life or whatever I accomplish, I owe much thanks and gratitude to him for all the time, energy, and effort he put into my life.

Goal:  To be a positive role model for young people

Where are they now?: 


Bishop McNamara High School (1994 – 1998)

Lucinda L. Jasper Scholarship Recipient

Morehouse College (1998 – 2002)

Ronald McNair Scholar

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics


Manager at Ciena Corporation with a global team spanning North and South American Regions; Role model and leader globally.

Thank you, Parris L. Mason, for sharing your information with The Lucinda L. Jasper Scholarship Committee.

Thank you, Mrs. Rita Holt, for sharing information.