By: Chris Brunner
Seventeen deserving high school seniors will get a little financial help towards college after being awarded scholarships from the city’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee.
“It was inspirational to hear the educational goals these students have set for themselves and the Coral Springs MLK Committee is very proud to be helping them achieve their dreams,” said Joyce Campos, community relations manager for the city.
For over 20 years, the scholarship program has served the students attending local schools. With the assistance of the Coral Springs Community Chest, along with individual and business donors, the MLK Committee is able to supplement the scholarship fund further with their fundraising efforts throughout the year.
The recipients of the 2018 MLK Scholarships are:
Coral Springs Charter High School
Mathew Causey, Brian Delgado, Brendan McEnroe, Destiny Pearso and Jovan Rodriguez
Coral Glades High School
Coral Springs High School
Oloruntobi Adeniji, Ann-Esther Delvo, Rodlin Dorvilus, Keiara Duncan, Christina Molino and Marc Saint Louis.
J. P. Taravella High School
Andres Acosta, Stephanie Fanfan and Kayla McEwan
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Jamal Al Halabi and Nozomi Edwards
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 scholarship checks will be forwarded directly to the educational institutions to be applied towards tuition and/or books.
An Awards Reception was held on May 1, at the Coral Springs Museum of Art to celebrate the scholarship recipients along with their parents, brace advisors and principals.
High School seniors who are residents of Coral Springs and attend Coral Glades High, Coral Springs Charter School, Coral Springs High, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and J.P. Taravella High are eligible to apply for this scholarship for the 2019/20 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.