Courtesy of Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition
Courtesy of Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition

The Prince George’s County Drug Policy Coalition awarded 30 scholarships totaling $25,000 last week to several high school and college students in the county.

The June 21 breakfast event, which was emceed by Ebony McMorris, a national correspondent for Reach Media, welcomed about 125 attendees and featured a short video that provided advice to the students from several Radio One personalities that included Russ Parr and Donnie Simpson.

Calvin Hadley, strategic initiatives adviser and student ombudsman in the Office of Howard University, served as the keynote speaker.

Prince George’s Council member Obie Patterson, Del. Tony Knotts, representatives from Congressman Anthony Brown’s office and state Sen. C. Anthony Muse were also in attendance, along with a slate of business leaders and nonprofit executives who joined the student honorees and their guests.

Scholarship recipients included high school seniors from Oxon Hill, Bishop McNamara, Crossland, Friendly and Chesapeake Math & IT Public Charter, as well as students from Bowie State University, Hampton University, Morgan State University, Towson University and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Since 2012, the coalition has awarded more than $100,000 to students.

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