- May 21, 2015
Two students have received scholarships from West Orange County Culture Keepers Inc.
The awards were presented at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, in Winter Garden, whose congregation actively supports youth excelling in their educational pursuits.
Demaurius J. McMillian, a graduate of Wekiva High School, will attend Graceland University and major in computer science. His parents are James and Deshana McMillian.
Garrett B. Johnson, a West Orange High School graduate, will attend the University of Kentucky and major in business. His mother, Mary Coates, accepted the award on his behalf.
Astrin Luke, a scholarship recipient in 2012, was present for the ceremony, too. She has maintained a 3.0 or higher grade-point average since graduating from WOHS. She was the recipient of the Juanita C. Maxey Memorial Scholarship and qualified for annual awards for a consistently high GPA. Luke is working toward a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of South Florida this year.
Proceeds from the annual Citizens of Distinction Awards Dinner are used to support young adults who have worked diligently toward pursuing their academic goals.
“The citizens of West Orange County have remained steadfast in making the awards dinner a success,” Culture Keepers President Pat McFarland said. “The members of West Orange County Culture Keepers Inc. thank you, citizens and organizations, for your kindness.”