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Representing Cromwell, Middletown, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield

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Sen. Lesser, Rep. Phipps Present Donation to MLK, Jr. Scholarship Committee of Greater Middletown

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MIDDLETOWN, CT – Today, from Allbritton Hall at Wesleyan University, state Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) and state Representative Quentin Phipps (D-Middletown) presented the Martin Luther King Jr., Scholarship Committee of Greater Middletown with a donation. The state lawmakers applauded the work of the committee.

“Working with the legislative Black and Puerto Rican Caucus we were able to raise funds for scholarships for Middletown-area students," said Sen. Lesser. "I'm pleased to support the MLK, Jr. Scholarship Committee and the good work they do in our community."

"I am thrilled to see a Middletown student chosen to receive the MLK Education Scholarship," said Rep. Phipps. "Empowering our children through education is the best tool we have to help them succeed and become productive members of our communities. This scholarship is a way of helping them get closer to achieving their academic goals and letting them know we are supporting their dreams."

Committee President Brittany Hoggard thanked the state legislators for their continued support of the committee and their generous donation. “The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Committee extends our sincere gratitude to State Senator Matt Lesser and State Representative Quentin Phipps for their support and efforts,” said President Hoggard. “Your donation will help in the continued works of providing scholarships to our youth pursuing a higher education. Thank you for your generosity.”

The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Committee of Greater Middletown, Inc provides scholarships to high school seniors who are planning on attending a two- or four-year college or university, or an accredited technical/vocational institution. The scholarship is based on financial need, academic achievement, community involvement, and includes an essay about the work of Dr. King.

In observance of MLK Jr. Day on Monday, January 20, the committee is hosting their 27th Annual Dr. King Jr., Birthday Celebration at the South Congressional Church on Pleasant St. in Middletown. The celebration begins at 12:30 pm.

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