recently, five Fort Bend ISD graduating seniors were among Fort Bend County students to receive $2,000 scholarships from Men for Change, Incorporated (MFC).
The honorees include: Jessica Anthony, Hightower High School; Calah Alexis Burros, Austin High School; Reginald Clay, Marshall High School; Myles Nobles, Elkins High School; and Maria del Pilar Ibarra Noriega, Dulles High School. MFC honored the students, along with others from Fulshear and Stafford high schools, during the organization's 25th annual Gala and Scholarship Banquet, held at Quail Valley City Centre.
Guest speaker for this event was Dr. Diarra Blue, veterinarian and TV personality on "The Vet Life." He encouraged the students to engage in community service to gain opportunities for personal and professional growth, continue learning to acquire skills and knowledge and to become active and significant members of their community.
Other awards presented during the gala included the Benson Award, given to the founder of Men for Change, and an award recognizing Charlie Woodson as the first MFC Director of Education.