Marquis Terrell Carter

Marquis Carter was born in Columbus, Ohio and attended Southmoor Middle School and graduated from Beechcroft High School in 2008. Marquis was very active in high school with the school band, and the choir, and the African American Male Leadership program sponsored by Leadership At Its Best.

Marquis has also served as the President of the Sigma Beta Club a youth affiliate organization to Phi Beta Sigma Inc. Marquis served in the Sigma Beta Club starting in elementary school until he graduated from high school. During his service he attended the Great Lakes Regional Conference (2006) where he held the position of Great Lakes Regional representative for Columbus, Ohio. Marquis also attended the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. 93rd International Conclave held in Charlotte North Carolina (2007). Marquis attended the 84th Great Lakes Regional Conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana as the Great Lakes Regional representative (2008).  Marquis attended the inaugural college preparatory convention presented by total College Prep Incorporated. Marquis also attended and participated in many Town Hall meetings addressing the many issues facing the black community and their surroundings.

He was also active with numerous community projects. He volunteered with Special Olympics at school.  He participated with Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Bible Study Group, Track and Field, and Office Assistant.  Marquis was awarded for most school spirit as the school mascot. He also performed on stage with the Ujima Theater a community-based organization in a play entitled “What Color is Trouble.”  The Ujima Theater is dramatic stage productions that inspire and preserve the interest of the community with primary focus on sustaining the African American community. Ujima is an organization that reaches out to the youth in the Community using theater to educate and direct them away from self-destructive behavior and towards self-awareness, self-love, and positive behavior.

After high school Marquis attended Columbus State Community College with the scholarship money he earned through his participation in the African American Male High School leadership program 2002-2008. In college is majored in  business and photography.