Monday afternoon on WHIZ-TV we were honored to present to the community the 28th Annual Martin Luther King Junior Scholarship Prayer Breakfast.
The scholarship foundation honors 20 area high school seniors with a book scholarship as well as five college students from Zane State, Ohio University Zanesville and Muskingum University. Several dignitaries spoke to the students, during the event including Ohio Senator Tim Schaffer, who encouraged the students to always remember their home.
“Don’t lose sight of your home whether it be your family or your community always know that you will have a home in Muskingum County, in Ohio. It’s imperative that we continue to grow and support our communities, our region and our state and keep our valuable skills and knowledge here in Ohio and close to home,” said State Senator Tim Schaffer.
As part of the breakfast the foundation honored Transitions of Zanesville a women’s shelter for those that are victims of domestic violence and encouraged the community to take part in a food drive for the Muskingum County Hunger Network. US Congressman Troy Balderson shared what he believes is Doctor King’s message.
“Dr. King set an example all of us should strive to learn from and live by when he said everyone can be great because anybody can serve you only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love,” said Rep. Troy Balderson. “I believe that we must all work together to make this world a better place through small acts of kindness and service. Just as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taught us.”
The list of award winners include:
Olivia Adams-John Glenn
Alexis Barnett-Zanesville High School
Amasia Barnett-Philo High School
Jenna Carlisle-Bishop Rosecrans
Sadie Gill-West Muskingum
Bailey Gilliam-Zanesville High School
Madyson Mayle-John Glenn
Rashaun Merriman-Zanesville High School
Jennifer Milstead-Tri-Valley High School
Kaylee Norris-West Muskingum
Oliver Oseguera-Tri-Valley High School
Brooklyn Snoddy-Zanesville High School
Jacie Stoner-John Glenn
Christina Tang-West Muskingum
Isabella Trujillo-John Glenn
DaJean Walker-Zanesville High School