MLK Scholarship Award Winners are Announced
The City’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee is proud to announce that 21 deserving high school seniors were awarded scholarships to be used for their freshman year in college. This Scholarship Program has been in existence for the past 21 years. With the backing of the Coral Springs Community Chest, and other generous individual and business donors, the MLK Committee supplements the scholarship fund further by fund-raising efforts throughout the year. This year, an outstanding amount of $27,500 was awarded by way of scholarships. This included a donation of $4,500 from the Krupnick Law Firm for scholarships in honor of our late Mayor, Walter “Skip” Campbell, who was a senior partner of the firm.
The students, who were selected based on several factors including 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. This year’s award recipients and schools represented are:
- Coral Springs Charter School: Joshua Matzner (Skip Campbell Scholarship), Emily Panico and Chassidy Garcia
- Coral Glades High School: Brittany Hector, Jaden Silfain and Domenic Kessell
- Coral Springs High School: Tyler Oviedo, Ashley Certain, Mahnoor Khan, Kayla Vogel, Regine Oscar, Alexia Iglesias (Skip Campbell Scholarship), Franceska Edouard, Danielle Beckelheimer and Jayleen Pesantes
- J.P. Taravella High School: Ashely Duglo, Kimia Buchanan and Alexa Reynoso
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: Jenny Tsoifang, Jayden Faoro and Kai Koerber (Skip Campbell Scholarship).
An Awards Reception was held on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Country Club of Coral Springs to celebrate the scholarship recipients along with their, Brace Advisors and Principals. It was inspirational to hear the lofty educational goals these students have set for themselves. The Coral Springs MLK Committee is very proud to be helping them achieve their dreams. 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 2020/21 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 or to donate to this worthy cause, contact Joyce Campos at 954-344-1005.