MPC hands out scholarships and donation
Movement Pro Culture (MPC) concluded its scholarships delivery process to benefit students coming from Lawrence low-income families, who were winners of an academic competition held last June in their school centers.
Participant students were asked to write a composition in which stresses the importance of being able to speak at least two languages, including Spanish language, as well as the importance of cultural values and learn about other cultures. The compositions were submitted to the MPC through contacted coordinators in schools. These essays were coded so that the authors remain anonymous to the jury that evaluated them. The result was the selection of the four best papers submitted and therefore, winning a scholarship student of US$ 500.00 each.
The winning compositions were written by Estarlyn Hiraldo and Sonja Then, both of Lawrence Family Development Charter School, Elementary and Middle School which has excelled in the training of students able to communicate in both English and Spanish, with high degree of academic training. This school was recognized recently by the federal government of the United States of America. Eva Reynoso, from International Lawrence High School and Yomaira Figueroa of the Performing Fine Arts Lawrence High School, were also winner outgoing students.
The funds used by the MPC for awarding these students come from the money raised by this community organization in the last presentation of its annual cultural event called "Roots", which showed a beautiful Chinese representation executed by native musicians and dancers from that Asian country.
In addition to these scholarships, the MPC dedicated US $ 500.00 to support the LHS Department of Theatre, which was preparing to represent the city in an international cultural festival to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The MPC thanks the audience, business people and media, which made possible to achieve this purpose.