By: Sharon Aron Baron
Students from all five Coral Springs and Parkland high schools have just been awarded college scholarships by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee.
In existence for 21 years, the scholarship program is backed by the Coral Springs Community Chest and other generous individual and business donors.
The MLK Committee supplements the scholarship fund further by fund-raising efforts throughout the year. Donations included $4,500 from the Krupnick Law Firm for scholarships in honor of our late Mayor, Walter “Skip” Campbell, who was a senior partner of the firm.
This year, a total of $27,500 was awarded by way of scholarships to 21 area students.
The Coral Springs students were selected based on several factors including financial need and quality of community involvement and were interviewed by a panel made up of representatives of the Community Chest and MLK Committee.
Their scholarship checks will be forwarded directly to the educational institutions they will be attending to be applied towards tuition and/or books.
This year’s award recipients and schools represented are:
Coral Springs Charter School: Joshua Matzner (Skip Campbell Scholarship), Emily Panico and Chassidy Garcia
Coral Glades High School: Brittany Hector, Jaden Silfain and Domenic Kessell
Coral Springs High School: Tyler Oviedo, Ashley Certain, Mahnoor Khan, Kayla Vogel, Regine Oscar, Alexia Iglesias (Skip Campbell Scholarship), Franceska Edouard, Danielle
Beckelheimer and Jayleen Pesantes
J.P. Taravella High School: Ashely Duglo, Kimia Buchanan and Alexa Reynoso
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: Jenny Tsoifang, Jayden Faoro and Kai Koerber (Skip Campbell Scholarship).
The awards reception was held on April 29 at the Country Club of Coral Springs celebrating the recipients with their BRACE advisors and principals in attendance.
Joyce Campos, community relations manager and scholarship award ceremony coordinator said, “It was inspirational to hear the lofty educational goals these students have set for themselves and the Coral Springs MLK Committee is very proud to be helping them achieve their dreams.”
High School seniors who are residents of Coral Springs and attend Coral Glades, Coral Springs Charter School, Coral Springs High, Marjory Stoneman Douglas and J.P. Taravella are eligible to apply for this scholarship for the 2020/21 school year. Applications can be obtained this fall from the Brace Advisors at each school or from the city’s website at www.CoralSprings.org/mlk.
For further information or to donate to this worthy cause, contact Joyce Campos at 954-344-1005.
Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.