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May 7, 2008: Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships Awarded

The City Commission recognized 16 deserving students were awarded Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships for the upcoming school year. With the generous assistance of the Coral Springs Community Chest, the Coral Springs Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee was able to distribute scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 to $1,000, based on the level of financial need, supplemented by the quality of community involvement.

This year’s winners are: Sofia Lorenas, Ashley Lorello, Amber Lorello, Bianka Charles, Mercedes Paramore, Tatiana Caro, Veronica Ruiz, Kristel Gomez, Sarah Errante, Andrew Holmes, Mercedes Machado, Zachary Gillen, Michelle Romeus, Lauren Webber, Lisa Molina and Andrew Menzie.

“I’m so happy for them because they get a shot at their dream and it’s all about reaching for the stars,” Commissioner Ted Mena said.

Other generous donations were made by Abundant Life Christian Academy, Mayor Scott Brook, Commissioner Roy Gold, Rhoda Glasco-Foderingham, MetLife Financial Services, Carolyn Courtney, Bessie Cristwell, Dorothy Ruffin, Lorraine Mayers, Dr. Brigette Cristwell-Johnson, Patrick Campbell and Phil Sobers.

“Coral Springs and this scholarship really embody the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King. As our community gives to us, we’ll be sure to give back to the community,” scholarship recipient Andrew Holmes 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 2009/10 school year. Applications can be obtained in the fall from the Brace Advisors at each school or from the City’s website at For further information, call Joyce Campos at 954-344-1005.


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