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Stonington — Stonington High School senior Jouval Mejias has been named one of the winners of the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship.
The scholarship was created shortly after King's death to recognize African American students in southeastern Connecticut who represent his ideals, character, and dedication to learning. One of the first recipients of the award was Lawrence Wilson Sr. who graduated from Stonington High School in 1970.
Winners receive a $20,00 scholarship spread over the four year-period they are in college. The selection process requires applicants to provide academic records, SAT scores, submit an essay and complete an interview with the selection committee. Other Stonington High School recipients have been Lawrence Wilson (2011) and Rayshawn Whitford (2008). Mejias will be recognized at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Awards Dinner in October.