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May 6, 2009: Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships Awarded

The City Commission recognized 18 deserving high school students who were awarded Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships for the upcoming academic year. With the generous assistance of the Coral Springs Community Chest, as well as contributions from individuals the Coral Springs Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee was able to distribute scholarships of $1,000 toward each student’s college education. Students were evaluated on their level of financial need and  community involvement.

This year’s winners are: Micheal Maselli, Alexandra Menardy, Jessica Fobbs, and Chantal Roache from Coral Glades High School; Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Nina Fersten; Paola Daniel, Lena Goldstein, Michelle Bazzani, Pui Kwong, Katie Gillen from J.P. Taravella High School; Heather Hibert and Pedro Rojas from Coral Springs Charter School; and Max Richardson, Stephane Joachim, Christ Souffrant, Courtney Breton, Grant Kerwit and Rock Dorvilus from Coral Springs High School.

“I want to congratulate you and remind you that the future is yours. The journey that you take will be guided by the choices that you make,” Commissioner Claudette Bruck said.

Other generous donations were made by MetLife Foundation, C.S. Marriott, Jesse Penn, Brett Cloete, Commissioner Roy Gold, Community Chest, Inc., Dorothy Ruffin, Scott Brook, David Zabinsky, Dr. Brigette K. Johnson, Bessie Cristwell, Cheryl Cooper, Stacy Angier, Leilani Smith, Henry Andre, Tony Dixon, Marcia Scully, and Patrick Campbell. Scholarship donations are sought throughout the year.

“We are able to raise scholarships because of the dedication, work and love of the committee members and we really appreciate all that they do,” Mayor Scott Brook said.

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 2010/11 school year. Applications can be obtained in the fall from the Brace Advisors at each school or from the City’s web site at

The Coral Springs Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee will also be hosting its third annual  "Golfing for the King" Golf Classic, on Friday, September 11 at the Coral Springs Country Club, located at 10800 W. Sample Road. This event will benefit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund for the 2010/2011 school-year.

For more information, call Joyce Campos at 954-344-1005.

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