The City Commission recognized 13 deserving high school seniors who were awarded Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships for their freshman year in college. With the generous assistance of the Coral Springs Community Chest as the major donor, the Coral Springs Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee was able to match their contribution, as well as supplement the Scholarship fund further by donations from various individuals and businesses in the community. The students were selected on the basis of financial need and quality of community involvement and were interviewed by a panel made up of representatives of the Community Chest and Martin L. King, Jr. Committee.
The recipients of the MLK Scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year are: Joseph Schatt, Patrycia Tomaszewicz and Chad Thaler from Coral Glades High; Raphael Lindor, Winnie Ng and Gianni Vielot from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High; Gemma Horn from J.P. Taravella High; Yessika Noriega, Lydia Wang and J’Ryan Hassanali from Coral Springs Charter; and Alli Levy, Ornela Hyman and Jadyna Silva from Coral Springs High.
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 2013/14 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. For further information, call Joyce Campos at 954-344-1005.