By Sharon Aron Baron
This year, 15 high school seniors were awarded scholarships from the City of Coral Springs MLK Committee in partnership with the Coral Springs Community Chest, Inc.
They were selected for exemplifying and embodying the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s teachings on peace, racial harmony, community service, and bettering the lives of others.
The students were selected from Coral Springs and Parkland high schools, including Coral Springs High, Coral Glades High, Coral Springs Charter, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
To come across such a large group of students practicing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s teachings through their actions in their daily lives is incredibly powerful and inspiring, said Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons.
“These students are peacemakers amongst their peers and stand up for racial equality. They make a positive and impactful difference in their communities. I wish them all continued success as they pursue higher education.”
The recipients of the 2021-2022 MLK Scholarship Program are:
Coral Springs High
Melanie Tavarez Belliard, Baptist Health South Florida STEM Scholarship
Coral Glades High
Coral Springs Charter
Lisyibet Silva, MLK Scholarship in Honor of Mayor Skip Campbell provided by Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock
Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Emmanuel Thomas, MLK Scholarship in Honor of Mayor Skip Campbell provided by Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock
Founded in 1988, The Coral Springs Community Chest has funded more than $2 million to non-profit organizations with services and programs benefiting Coral Springs residents. Coral Springs Community Chest receives funding from the City of Coral Springs and corporate and private donations, special events, and promotions.
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