A granddaughter of state Rep. Earline Parmon may have also received a scholarship from a nonprofit affiliated with the N.C. Legislative Black Caucus.
Parmon declined to talk to a reporter today, but an announcement in an April 24, 2006, education column in the Winston-Salem Journal shows that a woman with the same name as her granddaughter received a $1,000 scholarship from the Black Caucus Foundation.
The following Winston-Salem students were recently awarded scholarships by Rep. Earline Parmon on behalf of the N.C. Legislative Black Caucus: (snip)
Shalonda Ingram received a $1,000 scholarship. She studies at Winston-Salem State University.
Other articles confirm that the Winston-Salem Democrat has a granddaughter named Shalonda Ingram. A May 12, 2003, feature about Ingram notes that she studied at a charter school run by her grandmother, Rep. Earline Parmon, and a Nov. 6, 2002, photo shows Parmon hugging her "granddaughter Shalonda Ingram."
Neither Ingram nor Parmon could be reached for comment.
Update: Ingram confirmed on Thursday, June 28, that she is Parmon's granddaughter.