The Zion Church community and the City of Everett gathered together this past Monday at the Connolly Center to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.
The 14th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Breakfast was once again well attended by residents, local officials, school administration and members of the Zion Church community in an effort to raise scholarship money for college-bound students.
Mayor DeMaria stated, “It was a pleasure to attend the Zion Church Scholarship Breakfast to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I want to thank Bishop Brown and everyone at Zion Church Ministries for putting together such a wonderful event.”
The Zion Church Community presented Cambridge Health Alliance and Officer Annmarie Resteghini with the Martin Luther King Jr. Service Recognition Awards, honoring their involvement and commitment to the Everett community.
In addition, Rakeem Langston received this year’s Eric “DJ Littles” Palmariello and MLK Scholarship. This scholarship is a recognition of all his hard work and dedication.
Mayor DeMaria congratulated the recipients and stated, “May you and everyone here today continue the work of Dr. Martin Luther King. Continue to embrace those different from you, continue to help those less fortunate and continue to work hard, no matter how difficult it may seem.”
Over five decades have passed since Dr. King’s voice cut through the silence. But, his words still ring true in our ears, possessing a power and influence, unmatched in our time.
The Zion Church Ministries and EHS Choirs delivered moving renditions of traditional hymns throughout the breakfast and concluded the ceremony with the Battle Hymn of the Republic.