PSCC awards 4 outstanding local students college scholarships

Shown above: Makajah Marks of Millennium High School, Renee Octave of Park Slope Collegiate, Ezra Pean of Secondary School for Law, and Louric Rankine of Secondary School for Journalism

The “Brooklyn Paper” reported on one of the high points of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Park Slope Civic Council. . . .

“Brooklyn’s leaders of tomorrow are improving their neighborhoods today.”

The Park Slope Civic Council awarded four area high school seniors with scholarships worth $2,250 each at the group’s annual meeting on June 8 – and while the honors reflected the students’ academic achievements, the civic honchos said the awardees’ community service earned each his or her prize.

“It had to do with volunteerism, giving back, and giving of themselves above and beyond what’s required for their high school commitment,” said Civic Council Vice President Joe Rydell.

Each honoree represented a school at the John Jay Educational Campus on Seventh Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets. The scholarships marked the first of many accolades to come for the civic-minded scholars, Mr. Rydell predicted.

“Remember the 4 names of tonight’s honorees,” he said, “Because you will be hearing them again in the future.”

And while the sequined gowns and patterned suit that the recipients wore to receive their awards at first seemed appropriate for a more formal setting, the glamorous getups made perfect sense for the four students who celebrated their prom later that night.