By Chris Brunner
Twenty deserving high school seniors were awarded scholarships towards their freshman year in college thanks to the city’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee.
For the past 21 years, the scholarship program has served the students in the community. With the financial assistance of the Coral Springs Community Chest, Dari Artist and other individual donors, they have been able to supplement the scholarship fund further through fund-raising efforts throughout the year. The students, who were selected on the basis of financial need and quality of community involvement, were interviewed by a panel made up of representatives of the Community Chest and MLK. Committee.
The recipients of the 2016 MLK Scholarships
Coral Springs Charter High School
Fane Antoine, Ana Arnillas, Mateo Canarte, Courtney-Lauren Faiella, Nisreen Fares, Genesis Valentin and Rebekah Paul.
Coral Glades High School
Sade Clarke, Danile Jerome, Jessica Numeriano, Esther Philippe and Alexandra Quijano.
Coral Springs High School
Nicholas Caceres, Kendrick Desir, Ashley Gomez and Lizet Huertas.
J. P. Taravella High School
Daniel Lindo, Daniel Molina, Jean Serrano and Ann-Caroline Verret.
High School seniors who are residents of Coral Springs and attend Coral Glades High, Coral Springs Charter School, Coral Springs High, Stoneman Douglas High and J.P. Taravella High are eligible to apply for this scholarship for the 2016/17 school year. Applications can be obtained in the Fall from the Brace Advisors at each school or from the City’s website at CoralSprings.org/mlk.
Chris has been a contributing writer at Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk since high school. He is a resident of Coral Springs and is currently attending college.