Sarasota MLK Celebration Committee Will Award Multiple Academic Scholarships
The Sarasota MLK Celebration Committee will host its MLK Scholarship and Awards ceremony at Selby Gardens on May 22 at 6 p.m. The committee will award academic scholarships to deserving high school students and honor the work and talents of a numbere of individuals and organizations. Hank Battie, owner of Cravats' Custom Clothiers, and Jessika Ward, award-winning multimedia journalist and Sarasota Magazine contributing writer, will be the awards' host and hostess.
The 2022 Community Award recipients are Leah Dubose (Youth Emerging Leader); Safe Children’s Coalition/HIPPY & Achievers Programs (Champion of Youth); Caroline Zucker (Community Service); Business & Professional Women of North Sarasota (Community Service); Keysha Matthews (Community Service); Dr. Tracy Goodman (Education); and Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church (MLK Legacy Award). Founded in 1987, the Sarasota MLK Celebration Committee is dedicated to honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Funds generated through its mission are allocated toward awarding scholarships to low-income minority students in pursuit of higher education. Currently, more than 50 scholarships have been awarded. For more information, click here.