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102.9 KBLX $1,000 Dream Team Scholarship Winner Gets A Big Surprise
Bonneville, San Francisco, Ca., Black ac 102.9 KBLX Morning Dream Team awarded another Dream Team $1,000 Scholarship to Ms. Karris Brooks of Sacramento, California, courtesy of KBLX & The Black College Expo.
Ms. Brooks wrote a 500-word essay about ways she has improved her community. Karris spent hours planning and hosting parties for the parents and ill children at Shriner's Hospital. She continues to volunteer at local hospitals with a focus on pediatrics. Karris is also the president of her school BSU.
Karris was in complete shock when it was announced she was the winner of the February 2018 Dream Team $1,000 Scholarship.
Dr. Theresa Price, the founder of THE BLACK COLLEGE EXPO and a recruitment officer from Valley Ford University in Georgia accepted Karis into the university on the spot, LIVE ON THE AIR at KBLX!
According to Elroy Smith, The Program Director of KBLX, “it is a moving experience to see an aspiring student in tears because of the $1,000 contribution toward her education. Our next $1,000 scholarship campaign will target adults who have decided to return to college or a trade school.” Karris will use her scholarship money towards tuition as she plans her college education around her future career as a journalist.
Monday night got quite interesting when the Education Department issued a statement from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that set quite a few people off, including TV One's Roland Martin. DeVos released the statement while several HBCU officials are currently in Washington to meet with President Trump and several other Republican leaders in an effort to gain more support and funding.
In DeVos statement she sugar coats the HBCU experience and why they were necessary then and now. "HBCUs are real pioneers when it comes to school choice," she said. "They are living proof that when more options are provided to students, they are afforded greater access and greater quality. Their success has shown that more options help students flourish."
HBCU advocates were not having it as they took to social media to show their utter discontent for the lackluster summation of the black college experience. Most argued that black students had absolutely no choice due to discrimination and segregation and therefore historically black colleges had to be created. The social media response was one thing bur Roland Martin's response this morning on TV One was on another level.
Let's just say Roland gave the Education Secretary a little education.