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    Sunday, October 02, 2022

    MLK Scholarship Trust Fund names 2022 recipients

    New London ― For the 54th consecutive year, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Trust Fund has announced its scholarship winners, according to a news release.

    The trust fund was launched in New London County in 1968 in the days and weeks following after the assassination of King.

    The 2022 scholars will be recognized at the annual award ceremony on Oct. 20 to be held at the Mystic Marriott in Groton. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m.

    The scholars are: Divine Adekoya, Marine Science Magnet High School; Fortune Adekoya, Marine Science Magnet High School; Isiah Anderson, Fitch High School; Leopoldine Bertrand, Norwich Free Academy; Rhiana Boutot, Fitch High School; Dehjah Drye, Three Rivers Middle College High School; Aisha Hashimi, Fitch High School; Camryn Hobbs, Ella T. Grasso Technical High School; Nazariah Issac, New London High School; Falens Joseph, New London Science and Technology Magnet High School; Meggan Marca, New London Science and Technology Magnet High School; Diya Patel, Stonington High School; Syeda Raza, New London Science and Technology Magnet High School; Kyra Robinson, Fitch High School; Porter Rodriguez, Stonington High School; Kmara Royster, New London High School.

    Like the 209 scholars who came before them, this “extraordinary” collection of 16 young student leaders from across the county were chosen through a rigorous selection process designed to measure their dedication to learning, their understanding of Dr. King’s mission, the content of their character and their financial need, said the release.

    Scholarship winners will receive $20,000 distributed in $5,000 installments over a four-year period while they remain in college.

    For more information or to sponsor the awards ceremony, please contact: Birse Timmons at 860-446-7189 or mlktrustfund@gmail.com.

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