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Butler Awards Laptops for the 2023 CTRL Your Future Contest

June 26, 2023

For the eighth year in a row, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig has celebrated the achievements of high school seniors across the country through our CTRL Your Future Laptop Contest.

These laptops will serve as more than a study tool for these seniors and serve as a means to stay connected with the people and communities they are a part of.

We wish to extend special congratulations to our 2023 CTRL Your Future Winners! See the winners below.

Butler’s annual CTRL Your Future essay contest was created by the Firm’s Community Service Committee to recognize deserving high school seniors who have exhibited commitment to their academics. The winners in each city received a brand-new laptop with a full Microsoft Office Suite installed to assist them in their studies in the fall.

Charlotte | Nyleah Powell

My name is Nlyeah Powell and I’m a senior, who is graduating this fall with plans to attend North Carolina Central University in the fall.  I intend to study nursing and want to be an anesthesiologist. 

Presented by Zachary Jett.

Chicago | Taliyah Dunn

My name is Taliyah Dunn and I’m a senior graduating from Hyde Park Academy.

Presented by Leshia Daniels.

Dallas | Deveon Myers

My name is Deveon Myers. I’m 18 years old and my mom’s firstborn. In my free time, I like to play basketball, walk my dog or help my sister cook dinner. I plan to attend the University of Texas Arlington (UTA) to major in Education so I can later become a teacher and I’ll be graduating in 2027.

Presented by George McMullin.

Miami | Janashia Loveraux

My name is Janashia Loveraux. As a senior in high school, I cheer and play chess. I am a member of my school’s photography club and I like horror movies. Hood College, McDaniel College, and the University of North Florida have all accepted me as a student. I want to major in biomedical sciences and my future plans include becoming a mortician.

Presented by Patricia Hutson.

Mobile | Jordan Martin

My name is Jordan Martin, I am a senior at Davidson High School and have been dancing for Kinetics Dance Company II for the past four years. I have participated in the EPIC Program on the Biomedical Sciences pathway while serving as an EPIC Ambassador since freshman year. I plan to further my studies at the University of Southern Mississippi to study Strategic Communications.

Presented by Michael Montgomery.

Philly | Martin Filaj

My name is Martin Filaj and I am a senior at Penn Treaty High School. I was born and raised in Tirana, The capital of Albania, a small country in the heart of the Balkans. About 1 year ago me and my family moved to Philadelphia. Recently I got accepted into Temple College of Engineering.

Presented by Richard Gable, Jr.

Tally | Aiden Hyatt

My name is Aidan Hyatt and I am a senior at SAIL High School. My goal is to get an Associate of Applied Science Degree along with computer certifications, and I have been accepted and registered for the Fall 2023 term at TCC.

Presented by Barry Burkett.

Tampa | Zuhe Costa

My name is Zuhe Costa. I am currently a Senior at Alonso High School. I am an artist, art has always been part of my life which leads me to be a very creative and positive person, I try to make the best out of everything, and help others as much as I can. My goal is to earn a degree in Architecture attend HCC and then transfer to USF. 

Presented by David Maldoff.