DPS essay winners receive First Independence Bank scholarship grants  

Students from Cass Technical High School, East English Village Preparatory Academy, Communication and Media Arts High School, Hutchinson Elementary School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary-Middle School, Bates Academy and Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School recently participated in First Independence Bank’s 3rd Annual Essay Contest. A recognition ceremony was held on April 22 awarding scholarships to the winners and presenting the honorable mention recipients with gifts, all participants received a Certificate of Participation.

Guest speaker Detective Brian Fountain with the Detroit Police Department’s Community Services division and the Michigan Chronicle were also in attendance at this year’s ceremony.

High school scholarships:                            
First Place: Navier Grimes, Cass Technical High School, $2,000
Second Place: Dante Williams, East English Village Preparatory Academy, $1,250
Third Place: Shayla Card-Nowlin, Cass Technical High School, $750

Honorable Mentions: 
Edith Conn, Cass Technical High School
Dajae’ Everette, Communication and Media Arts High School
Morgan Fisher, Cass Technical High School

Middle school scholarships:                        
First Place: Demarcus Love, Hutchinson Elementary School, $500
Second Place: Elliot Montgomery, Thurgood Marshall Elementary-Middle School, $350
Third Place: William Cameron, Bates Academy, $150

Honorable Mentions:
Alondra Browning, Hutchinson Elementary School
Kayla Phelps, Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School
Quinten Bradley, Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School 

This year’s theme was: “How would you conduct yourself, when approached by authority figures?”

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