Nichole Hannahs

Scholarship Breakfast Honors Youth

by Nichole Hannahs on January 14, 2011 at 11:35 am

Monday January 17, 28 students from seven high schools will be honored for their hard work and achievement.

At this year’s 17th Annual Martin Luther King Junior Scholarship Fund Prayer Breakfast those students will receive $500 to go towards higher education. An organizer of the event said these students represent the legacy of Dr. King.

"Dr. Martin Luther King strove for us to be excellent," said Chair of the Martin Luther King Junior Prayer Breakfast Kathy Brantley. "That’s what these children are succeeding to do. The more we educate, the more skills we possess. The better country we will have."

When the scholarship began 17 years ago, Brantley said they had five students that met the qualifications of decent ACT Scores, a high grade point average and passing state exams.

"It’s an absolute blessing to see so many children now that are gearing themselves up in the right direction,"explained Brantley. "I actually credit programs like Gear up because they involved in the schools and the children and how important it is to get an education."

The breakfast will also honor five local artists that have shared their expression with our area. To attend the breakfast you can purchase a ticket at the Welcome Center for $10 or the day of the breakfast at Hallow Hills on the East Pike.