12 High School Seniors Awarded Prestigious 2023 MLK Scholarships in Coral Springs

12 High School Seniors Awarded Prestigious 2023 MLK Scholarships in Coral Springs

2023 MLK Scholarship Award Winners. {City of Coral Springs}

By Sharon Aron Baron

The Coral Springs Martin Luther King Jr. Committee has announced the recipients of this year’s MLK Scholarships, a prestigious award given to 12 deserving high school seniors. 

These scholarships, to be utilized during the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year, aim to support financially disadvantaged local students who embody the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., particularly in the areas of peace, racial harmony, community service, and uplifting the lives of others.

The outstanding students were honored during the Coral Springs City Commission Meeting on May 17. 

Joshua Simmons, the Coral Springs Commissioner and the liaison for the MLK Committee, expressed his unwavering admiration for the student’s involvement in their community.

“The students honored with this year’s MLK Scholarships are the leaders of tomorrow,” said Simmons. “They actively engage in their community, address significant issues that affect their generation, and fearlessly advocate for equality and human rights. I am incredibly proud of these young residents, and I wish them continued success in their pursuit of higher education.”

2023 MLK Scholarship Winners Are:

Coral Glades High School

Christie Cadette

Katherine Hernandez (provided by Baptist Health)

Sarah Liedtke

David Alcantara

Iman Ahmad

J.P. Taravella High School

Ryan Bradburn

Victoria Salcedo

Coral Springs Charter School

Luis Silva

Franchesca Perna

Coral Springs High School:

Lanayah Nesmith

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Ivy Lam (in honor of the late Mayor Walter “Skip” Campbell, provided by Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock)

Riley Tromer

The MLK Scholarships not only recognize academic excellence but also emphasize the importance of social responsibility and activism among the youth. The recipients have demonstrated exceptional dedication to creating positive change and fostering harmony within their community, aligning perfectly with the principles championed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

All student recipients completed a scholarship application process, and chances for being awarded were increased if the student performed an act of humanity or community service that touched the lives of one or more persons. Scholarship funds go toward the 2023-2024 academic year. Monies will be awarded to the educational institutions that they will be attending.

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