On behalf of the Fulton County Law Week Committee 2017, and its chair, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Alford Dempsey, Jr., it is my distinct privilege and honor to announce both the 2017 “Future Leaders of America” high school student scholarship winners and the representatives of the sponsors who will present their scholarships to their individual winners at the following event open for the public to attend and the media to cover:

FULTON COUNTY LAW WEEK COMMITTEE ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY INVITATION

THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017

11 AM TO  12:30 PM

FULTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER

ASSEMBLY HALL

141 PRYOR STREET

ATLANTA, GEORGIA  30303

The scholarships cover the scholars’ round trip airfare, tuition, room and board and transportation in and around Washington to attend the Washington Workshops’ Congressional Seminar studying national politics and government this summer. The Washington Workshops Foundation has been successfully doing educational programs for our nation’s youth since 1967. The students, who won these scholarships after an extensive application and judging process, with their schools and sponsor representatives [in no certain order] are:

1)      Ortho Sport & Spine Scholarship

MARILYN BOUTTE, The Lovett School,

Sponsor Presenter: Armin V. Oskouei, MD, David Miller, COO and Maria Forero, RN

2)      Montlick and Associates Scholarship

DESTYNEE JONES, Riverwood International Charter High School,

Sponsor Presenters: Ms. Melinda Jeffress and Jason Saltzman, Esq.

3)      Fulton County District Attorney’s Office Anti-Gang Scholarship

REYNALDO WILSON, Grady High School,

Sponsor Presenter: The Honorable Paul Howard, District Attorney of Fulton County

4)      Roy Barnes/Parag Shah Scholarship

ERIC ABEL, North Springs Charter High School,

Sponsor Presenter: J. Cameron Tribble, Esq. and Parag Shah, Esq.

5)      Malone Law Scholarship

DORI BALSER, Riverwood International Charter High School,

Sponsor Presenter: Adam Malone, Esq.

The scholarships cover the scholars’ round trip airfare, tuition, room and board and transportation in and around Washington to attend the Washington Workshops’ Congressional Seminar studying national politics and government this summer. The Washington Workshops Foundation has been successfully offering educational programs for our nation’s youth since 1967.

As a result of our wonderful response from generous sponsors this year, our range again was extended to invite many more schools to submit student applications for these scholarships, both private schools and within the Fulton County and Atlanta public school systems. We thereby increased again our partner schools to five high schools who participated though other schools were in the process of considering and/or actively identifying quality candidates who were their own students; all in a collective search for our “Future Leaders of America” whom one day hopefully would have made Presidents Washington and Lincoln proud. The committee thanks all those schools, the sponsors this year and the students who participated.

The Workshops Foundation would also like to offer a very special vote of thanks and appreciation to Mr. Patrick Longhi; WF Alumnus from 1973 and an attorney in the Atlanta metropolitan area, for creating the Future Leaders of America scholarship concept and his tireless efforts in creating this opportunity for our future leaders.