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14 APS Students to Receive MLK Scholarships

The winners of an annual statewide essay contest will each receive $1,000 during a celebration by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Council on Monday, Jan. 20.

14 APS Students to Receive MLK Scholarships

The Black Student Union at Del Norte High School.

Come celebrate MLK Day with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Council from 1-3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Congregation Albert, 3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE.

The essay competition is open to high school seniors across the state who use Dr. King’s stirring words, unforgettable images and actions to express their understanding of civil rights, diversity and community pride.

Students use their own literary, creative canvases to express how Dr. King’s broad messages continue to have a profound impact on society, as well as on their individual lives, and how those memorable words continue to motivate and inspire people of all ethnicities and generations.

This year, there were 250 applicants. The top 24, including 14 from APS, each will receive $1,000.

The APS winners are:

  • Ethan Alley, Highland
  • Danielle Best, Cibola
  • Suyent Rodriguez Candeaux, Albuquerque High
  • Roderick Cochran, Del Norte
  • Todd Countee, Manzano High
  • Shawn La Cour, Atrisco Heritage Academy
  • Tenzin Desel, Rio Grande
  • Trung Luu, Manzano
  • Mirra McFadden, La Cueva
  • Lily Shain, Sandia
  • Jasmin Smith, Highland
  • Alea J. White, Cibola
  • Courtney Wolf, La Cueva
  • Nicholas Joseph Zamarron, Eldorado.
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