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High School Seniors Awarded MLK Scholarships

Five men and one woman stand in a line smiling outside.
Tom Flanigan
In attendance at the MLK Scholarship presentation at Godby High School (l. to r.): Rev. William Foutz; Community Activist Stephen Beasley; Scholarship Winner Alias Winfield; Godby Principal Desmond Cole; Scholarship Winner Corneecya Brown; and Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor.

Alias Winfield, this year's Godby High School Valedictorian, now has an extra $1,000 to pursue further education. He is one of his school's two winners of an MLK Scholarship, presented by Leon County Government.

"I'm going to go to FSU and give it two years, because I've already got my AA degree. So hopefully that's how it all falls in line, and we'll just go from there."

Godby High Salutorian Corneecya Brown is her school's other MLK Scholarship recipient.

"It means a lot to be recognized by people. To me, it's an accomplishment. I own my own braiding business, so on top of that, that's an accomplishment. It's not easy. You've got to set some goals and boundaries."

This past Friday, June 4, Rickards High Seniors Curtisa Brown and Phillip Harvey also received the $1,000 checks.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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