Jennings Center awards scholarships

| June 10, 2014

[cutline] Jennings Recreational Center scholarship winners (foreground) Karris Sims and Shaquan Archie display their awards for the camera while accompanied by (back row, from left) Advisory Board member Tom Ranson, Parks and Recreation Manager Bennie Lewis and advisory board members Willie Gilbert, Diane Rogers and Anita Dortch. (Courtesy photo)

[cutline] Jennings Recreational Center scholarship winners (foreground) Karris Sims and Shaquan Archie display their awards for the camera while accompanied by (back row, from left) Advisory Board member Tom Ranson, Parks and Recreation Manager Bennie Lewis and advisory board members Willie Gilbert, Diane Rogers and Anita Dortch. (Courtesy photo)

FORT WAYNE—Some deserving students recently got help with their future academic careers, thanks to a stalwart community organization with more than a half century legacy of serving young people.

On June 1, the Advisory Council of the Jennings Recreation Center (aka the Jennings Center), 1330 McCulloch St., awarded three area students with scholarships during the center’s 56th Annual Teenage Sunday.

This year’s scholarship winners were Karris Sims, Shaquan Archie and Levi Mitchell.

Scholarship candidates must have be accepted at a college and have served 20 hours of service at the Jennings Center

The awards were made during a special program hosted by Master of Ceremony  Montique Taylor and Mistress of Ceremony Delilah Simmons. The guest speaker was Adriane Curry, a Morehouse graduate with a long association with the Jennings Recreational Center and its affiliated centers.

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