Guest Op-ed: Live up to the Values of Doctor King

(Remarks as delivered by Mayor Carlo DeMaria on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020)

“Leader of Tomorrow” Scholarship

Good Morning .. again

It is my pleasure to present the first annual Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship to two outstanding Everett High School students, who most represent the values of Doctor King including

Equality.

Faith.

Nonviolence.

Education.

Love.

Leadership.

Selflessness.

Hope.

These young leaders have been on the forefront of improving the future opportunities for the next generation.

They have:

Volunteered for nonprofit organizations.

Participated as student ambassadors.

They are members of organizations like the National Honors Society, Portal to Hope, the Gay Straight Alliance, and the Key Club.

These two students represent the best of our community. They are not only scholars, but they are selfless scholars.

As Dr. King said –

“Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great because greatness is determined by service… You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love”

Please join me in welcoming the recipients of the Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship award winners:

Rothsaida Sylvaince and Briana Alyssa Delarosa.

Today, we are also honoring Guerline Alcy. Guerline has served in my office over the last 6 years helping families to navigate City Hall.

Whether she is helping residents to find housing, or residents who experience food insecurity, or providing translation services, her compassion shows through every day,

Beyond work, she volunteers for many organizations both locally and in her native country of Haiti.

She has also added much to the vitality and culture to our community by organizing an annual art show over the past four years. 

I am proud to not only have her part of my administration, but also as a part of our community and a friend.

Carlo DeMaria

is Mayor of Everett

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