January 13 -16, 2017. Advancing The Dream.
“Everybody can be great… Because anybody can serve.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2017 Scholarship Recipients & Award Winners

Art Contest Winners

  • First Place: (View Art)
    Kaylee Kim, Martin High School, Ninth Grade
    $1,000 Scholarship
  • Second Place: (View Art)
    Daylon Franklin, Lamar High School, Eleventh Grade
    $750 Scholarship
  • Third Place:  (View Art)
    Bithia Dantoumda, Sam Houston High School, Eleventh  Grade
    $500 Scholarship

Essay Contest Winners

  • First Place:  (Read Essay)
    Ariel Almaraz, Arlington High School
    $1,000 Scholarship
  • Second Place: (Read Essay)
    Ngan Hoang Ho, Sam Houston High School
    $750 Scholarship
  • Third Place: (Read Essay)
    Brianna S. Brasher, Arlington High School
    $500 Scholarship

Thank you! Scholarships are made possible by Atmos Energy

Dr. King Spirit of Service Collegiate Scholarship Winner

  • Precious Dunamis, Tarrant County College

Awards in Education, Government, and Community

Congratulations “Advancing The Dream” 2017 Award winners!

  • Community (Individual)
    Lillie Madison, director of the Ms. Texas Senior America Pageant
  • Community (Group)
    The Arlington Hispanic Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
  • Education (Tie)
    Linh Nguyen, Arlington ISD Director of Fine Arts and Dr. William Marvin Dulaney, UT Arlington
  • Government
    Police Chief Will D. Johnson, Arlington Police Department

MLK Spoken Word Slam Poetry Grand Prize Winner

  • Shasparay Lighteard of Austin, Texas