Richland Two students win Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards
The City of Columbia announced the winners of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards and the Honor the Dream Food Drive during the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration held in the Durham E. Carter Community Center at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on Monday, January 16, 2017.
Twenty-five nominations were received for the Dream Keeper Scholarships Program, which recognizes exemplary displays of voluntary service and academic achievement. A total of $3,500 was donated to this year’s scholarships program.
Winners from Richland Two include:
— Karrington Gardner of Westwood High School; $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Councilman Moe Baddourah, Henri Baskins and Vincent Gatling, Jr.
— Amina Wallace of Spring Valley High School, $250 scholarship sponsored by the Cromartie Law Firm.
— Justin Mitchell of Blythewood High School, $250 scholarship sponsored by Troubleshooter A/C Heating and Refrigeration.
— Sebastian Thomas of Blythewood High School, $100 scholarship sponsored by S. Allison Baker, Sr. Assistant City Manager
The Josiah Caden Jenkins Memorial Scholarships established by Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins in memory of his great-nephew Josiah Caden Jenkins. Recipients of the 2017 Josiah Caden Jenkins Memorial Scholarships are:
— Harmonie Frederick of Polo Road Elementary School, $200
— Lauren Crosland of The Center for Knowledge, $200
City Manager’s Award established by City Manager Teresa Wilson:
— Paul Streater of Longleaf Middle School, $100
— Samuel Grant of E.L. Wright Middle School, $100
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