Education

5000 Role Models of Excellence had a ‘national signing day’ for college scholarships

Students from 5000 Role Models of Excellence pose as they sign the paperwork for their college scholarships.
Students from 5000 Role Models of Excellence pose as they sign the paperwork for their college scholarships.

More than five dozen students gathered in a Miami hotel Friday evening to sign scholarships committing to universities of their choice.

The 62 young men were all members of 5000 Role Models of Excellence, a mentorship foundation started in 1993 by Florida Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson.

All the “Wilson Scholars” wore the signature uniform of the program — black suits, white shirts and a red tie covered in black handprints — as they signed for their colleges and received free laptops.

In a statement, Wilson said “she is extremely proud of the determination to succeed demonstrated by these deserving young men who never dreamed that college would be a part of their portfolio.”

  Comments