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Students awarded scholarships at the 36th Annual MLK Leadership Awards event

Jan. 17, 2022

Event Slide: NCNW 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards

Hosted by the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) St. Petersburg Metropolitan Section, the event honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and recognized community members who exemplify his ideas and vision. All scholarship winners are in the class of 2022. This year’s theme was "Moving Forward."

The keynote speaker was St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch. The virtual event also featured other dynamic speakers and a musical medley. For more details, see the event link.

Congratulations to all scholarship winners:

NCNW St. Petersburg Metropolitan Section Educational Incentive Award 

  • Elijah Dixon – Gibbs
  • Eric Redix- Gibbs

Ralph W. Young Family Foundation Educational Scholarships
24 recipients, receiving a total of $135,000 in scholarships

  • La’Bron Burgess – Gibbs
  • Imariyah Grant–Sloan – Gibbs
  • Jamon Garrett – Gibbs
  • Cartez Rentz – Gibbs
  • Ixavier Cox – Lakewood
  • Layla Frazier – Lakewood
  • Jenesis Richardson – Lakewood
  • London Starks – Lakewood
  • De’Stiny Wise – Lakewood
  • Sanai Reese – Northeast
  • Tori Sheeley – Northeast
  • Makayla Webster -St. Petersburg
  • Janelle Brown – Boca Ciega
  • Ke’niya Brumadge – Boca Ciega
  • Camren Curry – Boca Ciega
  • Jeremiah Daniels – Boca Ciega
  • Anaya Franklin – Boca Ciega
  • Miquel Harrell Jr. – Boca Ciega
  • Jaden King – Boca Ciega
  • Benjamin Lawson – Boca Ciega
  • JaNiya McNeil – Boca Ciega
  • Jasmine Oliphant – Boca Ciega
  • Malani Smith – Boca Ciega
  • Victorio Thompson – Boca Ciega

During the ceremony, students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the country sang "Lift Every Voice and Sing."

 Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) sang "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

Photos: Jenesis Richardson, Miquel Harrell Jr., and Jamon Garrett

Jenesis Richardson, Miguel Harrell Jr., Jamon Garrett