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Coral Springs MLK Committee selects twelve scholarship recipients

Coral Springs, Florida – The Coral Springs Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Committee has chosen twelve graduating high school seniors from the local area to be the recipients of this year’s MLK Scholarship for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year.

The scholarships are aimed at financially supporting deserving local students who exemplify Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s teachings on peace, racial harmony, community service, and improving the lives of others. The recipients were honored at the Coral Springs City Commission Meeting on Wednesday, May 17. City Commissioner Joshua Simmons, who serves as the Commission Liaison for the MLK Committee, continuously expresses his admiration for the community-engaged students.

“Those awarded this year’s MLK Scholarships represent the future leaders of our society,” stated Simmons. “They are profoundly involved in their communities, actively engaged in pressing issues relevant to their generation, and unafraid to advocate for equality and human rights. I have immense pride in these young citizens and wish them ongoing success as they embark on their higher education journey.”

The scholarship winners are as follows:

From Coral Glades High School: Christie Cadette, Katherine Hernandez (sponsored by Baptist Health), Sarah Liedtke, David Alcantara, and Iman Ahmad.

From J.P. Taravella High School: Ryan Bradburn and Victoria Salcedo.

From Coral Springs Charter School: Luis Silva and Franchesca Pernas.

From Coral Springs High School: Lanayah Nesmith.

From Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: Ivy Lam (honoring the late Mayor Walter “Skip” Campbell, sponsored by Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock) and Riley Tromer.

The students were selected through a comprehensive scholarship application process, with preference given to those who have performed a humanitarian act or community service that positively impacted one or more individuals. The scholarship funds will be utilized for the 2023-2024 academic year and will be disbursed directly to the respective educational institutions.

For more information regarding the Coral Springs MLK Programs, please visit CoralSprings.gov/MLK.

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