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ADC Michigan Announces its Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Community Awards Reception Awardees-
ADC Michigan Announces its Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Awardees:
Ambassador of Good Will Award:
Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain- is a poet and one of the most prominent businessmen in Kuwait. A member of the Kuwait Writers Association, a Board of Trustees member of the Arab Cultural Forum in Beirut, a member of the Kuwait National Committee in Educational support, a member of the Fez Saiss Cultural Association in Morocco and a corresponding member of the Arabic Language Academy in Damascus. To his credit he is also a Board of Trustees member of the Arab Thought Foundation, and one of its founders and is a trustee of both the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain and the College of Arts at Kuwait University. He is celebrated for his cultural, humanitarian, poetic and educational initiatives that have positively impacted these sectors financially, academically and structurally.
Exceptional Scholarship Award:
Bachar Kackhouce (Sbeiti) - By the age of 2, Bachar had mastered the names of the world's capitals, could recite the 99 names of God in the Islamic faith and knew the alphabet in English, Arabic and French. He demonstrated an insatiable and exceptional appetite for knowledge. Bachar’s dream was to pursue his education despite the debate around age appropriate grade placement. At age 12 he was ultimately placed in 10th Grade at Detroit Country Day School where he will continue his high school education. With the assistance of ADC’s MLK scholarship Program and other efforts, ADC Michigan has helped secure needed funds for Bachar‘s special educational needs since 2003. He is currently on track to graduate high school at age 15 where his dream’s of success will undoubtedly be attained and surpassed.
Special Tribute, In Memoriam to:
Judith A Frey- lost her battle to pancreatic cancer on November 10th, 2011. In her Will, Judy provided for a testamentary trust of her Residuary Estate for the benefit of the MLK Scholarship Fund. We dedicate the 2013 MLK Scholarship Awards Banquet in Judith’s memory, and will cherish her legacy by awarding scholarships in her name to deserving MLK scholarship recipients for years to come.
National Anthem Singer:
Yasmeen Suri- has shared the stage with the top Gospel Artists of our Country. She regularly sings for United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of Justice, the Military, and Major Sports Teams. Yasmeen also sings and speaks at National and Local conventions, Women’s Ministries, Youth Groups, National Television Programs and Churches across the Nation. She has appeared several times on CBN/700 Club with Pat Robertson, TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network), TCT, National/International Television programs and Radio Shows
Dance Team: Crossroads - “Cultural Influences”- A journey to experience the fascinating world-beat from faraway places like China, India, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Polynesia and Taiwan. The different collaboration of music and dance will captivate your senses as you appreciate the richness and beauty of the cultural history from across the globe on stage.
Ron Savage – (News Reporter/Anchor, Fox 2 News) to EMCEE the 14th Annual MLK Scholarship Reception on Feb. 22, 2013:
ADC Michigan is pleased to announce that Emmy-winning broadcast veteran Ron Savage will be the Master of Ceremonies for the 14th Annual Martin Luther King Scholarship Awards Reception. Ron grew up in northwest Detroit. He has anchored at TV stations in Memphis, TN, Raleigh, NC and Lansing, MI as well as live shot free-lance reporter for CNN and ESPN. His network television appearances include America's Most Wanted with John Walsh, The O'Reilly Factor with Bill O'Reilly and ABC's All My Children when Ron played an obnoxious reporter. He is well-known around the community and currently the co-anchor of FOX 2 News at 6 and 10 pm weekends in Detroit. We are excited to have him on board!