To honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee at The Villages has begun planning for the 12th annual Commemorative Awards Breakfast, to be held at 9a.m. Jan. 10 at the Savannah Center.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Bob Perry, pastor of the First Baptist Church at The Villages, and tickets cost $13.
Over the past 10 years, proceeds from the breakfast have been used to furnish more than $120,000 in scholarships for graduating seniors from high school in Lake, Sumter and Marion counties. This year, the committee reviewed more than 70 applications and selected 10 scholarship recipients.
The names and schools of the winners are:
Destinee Forester, Wildwood Middle/High School
Joryan Hernandez, Belleview High School
Javan Latson, Belleview High School
Michelle Le, Belleview High School
Brandon-Stone Gordon, Lake Weir High School
Aaliyah Triumph, Lake Weir High School
Amari Garner, Leesburg High School
Chyanne Harrison, Leesburg High School
Nicole Bigio-Nieves, Leesburg High School
Alexia Character, The Villages High School