Community celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. at scholarship breakfast

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[January 22, 2013]     Send a link to a friend

After John Blackburn spoke, the Rev. Glenn Shelton took the podium, offering a morning prayer before introducing the youth choir of the Second Baptist Church in Lincoln.

The young people performed two pieces, "He's a Mighty God" and 'My God Is Awesome."

Debbie Ackerman then took the stand to introduce Edraniel Tookes, the 2012 recipient of the scholarship.

Ackerman also took a moment to acknowledge the committee she serves on and all the volunteers who help make the breakfast a success.

When Tookes (pictured above) took the podium, she talked about her decision to come to Lincoln College. As a graduate of Lincoln Community High School, she said that Lincoln College was not initially in her plan, but her mind was changed when she was approached to come play basketball with the Lady Lynx.

Tookes told the group that their money had not been wasted on her. She is studying business and accounting and carried a 4.0 GPA in her first semester. She plans to complete her LC education and transfer to the University of Illinois, where she will continue pursuing a master's degree in accounting

When Tookes finished speaking, the Lincoln College Choir took to the risers and sang "Wade in the Water."

Pictures by Nila Smith




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