Spencer “Matthias” Carter
Published December 31, 2017
CHARLOTTE – Jana Mashonee, two-time GRAMMY nominee and nine-time NAMMY winner, has announced this year’s recipient of her Jana’s Kids Foundation scholarship in Athletics, Spencer “Matthias” Carter, of Pembroke, North Carolina.
Carter is currently a sophomore at Methodist University and is attending on a baseball scholarship. Spencer “Matthias” attended Purnell Sweatt High School and graduated in 2016. He was in the top seven percent of his class and excelled in academics and athletics.
“No matter what comes my way, I know I will find my way through it and I am able to maintain by composure under pressure. I’m a hard worker always pushing myself to get better at whatever it is I am striving for, whether it be baseball or even academics. I can only go higher with hard work and perseverance,” says Carter.
The Jana’s Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit for Native American youth. Jana’s Kids provides Native American youth the resources necessary to achieve their dreams. As a part of Jana’s “Triple A” educational initiative, Jana’s Kids awards scholarships to recipients who display unmatched talents in the areas of academics, athletics, and the arts. Beneficiaries of the foundation are then able to return to their tribal communities to enrich and empower the next generation of Native American leaders.