(Clarksville, IN) – Renaissance Academy was once again proud to host the King Scholarship Committee’s annual MLK Scholarship Breakfast on Saturday, January 14.

King Scholarship Recipients

This year’s event featured musical performances by CHS Senior Amanda Martin, CMS/CHS Band Teacher Rob Nickerson and CCSC Assistant Superintendent Dr. Brian Allred.

The King Scholarship Committee awarded four $500 scholarships during the breakfast: Alyssa Leezer (Clarksville), Haylie Spear (New Washington), McKenna Donaway (New Washington), and Logan Hart (Silver Creek).

IUS Chancellor Kelly Ryan

Keynote Speaker and IUS Chancellor Kelly Ryan delivered a powerful message about Dr. King that in part focused on this quote from King’s Letter from the Birmingham Jail: “But though I was initially disappointed at being categorized as an extremist, as I continued to think about the matter I gradually gained a measure of satisfaction from the label. Was not Jesus an extremist for love…Was not Amos an extremist for justice…Was not Martin Luther an extremist…So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for hate or for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice or for the extension of justice?”

The Clarksville Community School Corporation Food Services Department prepared a breakfast buffet that included fruit, eggs, sausage, bacon, chicken tenders, biscuits & gravy and potatoes.

CCSC Board Members, Students & Staff

Thank you to all of those who attended the breakfast, donated or helped make the event a success! That includes the King Holiday Committee, Chairwoman Janice Leavell, Dr. Allred, the CCSC Food Services Department, CHS/RA Staff and CHS Ambassadors Monica Franklin and Marcus Reynolds.

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