BY RENE ROBINSON-FLOWERS, Contributor
For many years, Ebony Scholars was only a dream until Vyrle Davis made that dream a reality. As a former Alpha Phi Alpha Leadership Program participant and parent of three Ebony Scholars, I felt it was only proper to honor a leader and lover of education just as he honored and loved our students!
Won’t you join me, School Board member Rene Flowers, my colleagues, Pinellas County Schools staff and the City of St. Petersburg in recognizing students who have and continue to live up to the demanding educational standards that are befitting of Mr. Davis’ memory.
Daniel Sanders Jr., a student attending Gibbs High School in the Pinellas County Center for the Arts, will serve as Master of Ceremony and Drew Johnson hailing from The Boca Ciega High School will serve as the speaker.
Students will be honored from South County elementary, middle and high schools based on the following criteria and selected by the schools’ advisor:
Must have completed a minimum of 25 community service/volunteer hours
A graduating high school senior, with an acceptance letter from an accredited college or university
GPA of at least 3.5 (4.0 scale)
Must be an African-American student nominated to receive the Inaugural Vyrle Davis Awards