Elijah Stevens

Elijah Stevens, 22 left the Bahamas unaccompanied at age 17 in 2013 with faith, all his belongings and a $100 to pursue his dreams of becoming a classical pianist and studying abroad in the United States of America. Stevens was denied from six full scholarships in the Bahamas, which was devastating news for him and his family, even though he was accepted to historically black university, Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach Fl.

“As soon as I started music lessons, I knew that it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” he said.

Stevens started playing piano in the 7th grade beginning lessons at Woods Music Academy with Mrs. Drea Rolle where he first developed his passion for music and after only a little over a year of taking lessons, he became the Student of the Year excelling pass some 31 students. This recognition gave him a full tuition scholarship where his church, Church of Christ Apostolic, who had sent him to…

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