Scholarship presentation to be part of Sept. 18 “Step Forward for Kids” event
MADISON —The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families has announced the winners of its 2014 “Race to Equity” Scholarships. Alyssa Ivy and David Reeves Jr. of La Follette High School and Synovia Knox of West High School, will receive one-time scholarships to be used toward secondary education or vocational training expenses.
Scholarship applications were received from high school seniors throughout Dane County. Applications were judged based on students’ ability to express the importance of racial equity in our community and world, and how it has personally affected their lives. There were many impressive submissions, and we congratulate all of the students who applied for their passion, understanding, and knowledge of racial equity and social justice.
Presentation of the scholarships will be part of the program at WCCF’s “Step Forward for Kids” event taking place Thursday, September 18, 5-7 p.m. at the sculpture garden atop the Madison
Museum of Contemporary Art, located at 227 State Street in downtown Madison. The program will also feature a performance by the children’s musical group the Madison Music Makers; presentation of Giraffe Awards to Sina Davis, Selena Pettigrew, and the YWCA Madison (for “sticking their necks out for kids”); and a silent auction.
WCCF is an independent, nonpartisan organization committed to making Wisconsin a place where every child can grow up in a safe, healthy, and economically stable home and community. For more information about “Step Forward for Kids,” or to register for the event, please visit www.wccf.org/stepforwardforkids