NC Honors Dr. Martin Luther King: Scholarships Awarded to Students

NC Honors Dr. Martin Luther King: Scholarships Awarded to Students

Corsicana Daily Sun
January 23, 2020

by Michael Kormos

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of love and unity resounded through the Cook Education Center Tuesday morning as Navarro College hosted its seventh annual MLK breakfast.

Civic leaders and dignitaries joined educators to honor the life and legacy of the man who led a non-violent struggle to reform and redeem the United States.

Attendees enjoyed breakfast with music provided by Navarro College Chorale, under the direction of Nyadia Thorpe.

The keynote speaker was the honorable Audrey F. Moorehead, the first woman to be elected Judge of Dallas County Court number three. She recently completed her term serving as the only African American woman on the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas.

Moorehead opened with a portion of Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, which she said still rings true today.

She encouraged those present to do their civic duties by voting, running for office and serving others.

Scholarships sponsored by the Navarro College Foundation and Community National Bank and Trust of Texas were presented to two Navarro County students for their award-winning MLK essays.

Kerens High School senior Katie Atkeisson took first place for a $5,000 scholarship.

Second place and a $2,000 scholarship went to Corsicana High School senior Jennifer Dickerson.

Source: Corsicana Daily Sun