Celebrating Excellence: 2024 MLK Outstanding Young Person and Scholarship Awardees Shine

By Brenda Vazquez Carranza & Marcia Lovett

Urban League of Greater Madison's 40th Annual MLK Outstanding Young Person Breakfast, Sunday, January 14, 2024

In a recent celebration of academic excellence and community service, the 40th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Recognition Breakfast, hosted by Urban League of Greater Madison, honored nearly 300 middle and high school students of color in Dane County. The highlights reveal a diverse group of students recognized for their commitment to academics, extra-curricular activities, and volunteerism.

Among the awardees, special mention goes to the ITA students who stood out for their remarkable achievements. The following ITA students were recognized:

  • Jill Neal
  • Jasmin Garcia Morales
  • Pierce Lor
  • Essince Maddox
  • Sheila Gandjui

The event not only highlighted academic successes but also underscored the rich tapestry of talent and commitment to embodying the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Congratulations to all the awardees, with a special shout out to the ITA students. We recognize the significance of their achievements and the bright futures that lie ahead. The 2024 MLK Youth Recognition Breakfast stands as a powerful reminder that, with determination, compassion, and a commitment to community, the youth can be a force for positive change in the world.