Trayvon Martin Memorial Award
The loss of Trayvon Martin’s life was a horrific wake-up call to us all. This tragedy transcends age, race, religion and social status and has resulted in spirited and serious discussions of the impact of the absence of civility and the meaning of the phrase “and justice for all.”
His mother, Sybrina Fulton, was asked, “What three things do you want for Trayvon?” She replied, “I want Trayvon to find peace, I want him to walk with God and I want a legacy that lives on forever.” We are determined to promote a positive result from such a senseless event.
Because personal and family issues have had a disproportionate impact on African American students, we accept our responsibility to help them overcome these negatives and recognize that a good education will help them realize a future of success.
Trayvon’s parents asked to honor the memory of their son by making this annual award to a graduating senior whose high school academic achievements, though not stellar, show potential, improvement and show that she/he deserves encouragement and support.
Graduating seniors from Volusia County high schools are invited to compete for this $750.00 award. The purpose of the award is to assist the recipient with expenses to attend a post-secondary or a technical school.