Talk Dat NOLA™ Awards 1st Senior Spotlight Scholarship To Ja’Juan Refuge of KIPP: Booker T. Washington High School

July 10, 2020 - 01:05 PM

NEW ORLEANS, La. (July 10, 2020) ­­– WTDN - Talk Dat NOLA™ recently held a contest to highlight New Orleans graduating seniors, and to award one with a cash scholarship, for their noteworthy scholastic achievements. 

We are pleased to announce Ja’Juan Refuge as the winner of the 1st annual Talk Dat NOLA™ Senior Spotlight & Scholarship Contest!   

Ja’Juan Refuge is awarded the 1st annual Talk Dat NOLA™ Senior Spotlight Scholarship, courtesy of Christopher Oney, Infinity International, and BAMM Communications.

IMG_2571.JPG (3.64 MB)Pictured from left to right: WTDN General Manager Tarence Davis, BAMM Communications CEO Brandon Armant, Ja’Juan Refuge, WTDN Executive Producer Casey Ferrand, and Booker T. Washington Principal Robert Corvo.

Ja’Juan graduated from KIPP: Booker T. Washington High School with a 4.26 GPA.  While at Booker T. Washington, she served as the Student Government Vice President, National Honor Society President, on the BTW Lady Lions volleyball team, and in the College Track program.  Ja’Juan will attend Yale University where she will study to become a dermatologist.  

Last May, school administrators submitted students to be spotlighted on the Talk Dat NOLA™ platform and for an opportunity to win a cash scholarship.  Every graduate was featured on and voted on by the community.  The winning scholar received a $500 scholarship, courtesy of local philanthropist Christopher Oney, Infinity International, and BAMM Communications.


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“I’m extremely grateful to Christopher Oney and to Infinity International for partnering with us to highlight these amazing students and to award this scholarship to Ja’Jaun.  I pray this scholarship is able to assist Ja’Juan as she continues her studies at Yale; and I wish her and all recent graduates much success as they embark upon the next phase of their lives,” said Brandon Armant, CEO of BAMM Communications, the parent company for WTDN - Talk Dat NOLA™.

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“Infinity International is extremely grateful for the opportunity to partner with WTDN - Talk Dat NOLA™ and Chris Oney to provide this educational scholarship. During such uncertain and unprecedented times, one thing remains certain: our future depends on our youth! An old African Proverb states, ‘If you want to go quickly, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.’  With our guidance and support, there is no limit and endless possibilities to what our young people can accomplish,” said Kevin Drummond, owner of Infinity International. 

This contest was the kickoff to an on-going initiative by BAMM Communications and Infinity International to assist in the development of young people in the Greater New Orleans area.  Next month, the companies will launch the Talk Dat NOLA™ Arts Initiative Contest for high school students who participate in the Arts.  Stay tuned for more information on this initiative at or by downloading the free Talk Dat NOLA app.  


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WTDN - Talk Dat NOLA™ is New Orleans' #1 internet radio station, reaching the millennial generation in the Greater New Orleans area, primarily, and around the world. Talk Dat NOLA™ is dedicated to keeping millennials informed and engaged through impactful & entertaining programming, while listening to the top hip-hop and R&B hits by local artists and on the billboard music charts.  Talk Dat NOLA™ is subsidiary of BAMM Communications.



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