Graduate receives over $1 million in scholarships from several universities


Adaya Alise Williams, a high school honor graduate of Church Academy, formerly Christian Life Academy in Baton Rouge, received over $1 million in academic scholarships from universities throughout the United States. The awards were presented during commencement May 5.

Williams will attend Bennett College in North Carolina where her focus will be in biology and pre-med.. At Church Academy, Williams was a member of the National Honor Society and the Beta Club.

She has traveled abroad with the youth ministry. Other activities include her love of sports where she has won many trophies in volleyball and track and field. At 14, Williams killed her first 4-point buck and was featured in Louisiana Sportsman Magazine November 2014 edition. A servant of God, Williams gives all praises to Him for all things, including her accomplishments. She says that she is only a servant—-this is what she lives daily, serving others. Her parents are John and Renita Ward Williams.

Her mother, a Natchitoches native, is a graduate of the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. Both parents completed post-secondary studies at Southern University’s School of Law in Baton Rouge. Maternal grandparents are Freddie Ward and Patsy Ward Hoover of Natchitoches. Paternal grandparents are Doris and John Williams of Ferriday.