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Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club to Recognize Plainfield Public Schools Students, Staff and Community Members

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club wll be on hand at Plainfield High School Monday, Jan. 16th to recognize area students, staff and community members on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Recognition of Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club Scholarship recipients, as well as the presentation of community awards and more will take place.

For more information, read on for the press release from Plainfield Public Schools:

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Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club will recognize Plainfield Public Schools’ students, staff and members of the community, at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 41st Annual Memorial Breakfast, on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Plainfield High School in Plainfield, N.J.

Rev. Louis C. Slade, President of Frontiers, (as the organization is widely known), said, “This is a service organization that honors students, educators and community volunteers who have exemplified excellence in education, leadership and community service.”

This year’s Plainfield Public Schools’ 2017 Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club Scholarship recipients are: Kenar Myers, Dejanay Caldwell, Ashley Pyne and Jovan Fuller.

The Westry Horne Excellence in Education Award for Music will be presented to Mr. Gregory Williams, Plainfield Public Schools’ Music Teacher and Director of the District’s Marching Band.

The Community Service to Youth Award will be presented to community volunteer, Ms. Nancy Jordan, and the Community Award will be presented to Plainfield High School’s Resource Officer Bernel Harrison.

“The Plainfield Public School District is honored and pleased with the acknowledgement and recognition of our students and staff by the Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club,” said Superintendent of Plainfield Public Schools Anna Belin-Pyles. “We salute the Frontiers for their dedication and tireless efforts in support of our community and for keeping the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. alive and at the forefront of the discussion in our community.”

This year’s keynote speaker, Mr. Lawrence Hamm, a Civil Rights Activist, Humanitarian and Founder and Chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress (POP), a grassroots political organization, is known for his advocacy for quality of education, employment opportunities and access to health care.  Mr. Hamm made history becoming the youngest member of a Board of Education in the United States when he was 17.

The Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club’s Annual Memorial Breakfast is the longest running tribute to Dr. King in New Jersey, founded in 1961, years before Dr. King’s assassination on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, TN.

For more information please contact Gloria Montealegre 908-731-4333 or email gmontealegre@plainfield.k12.nj.us.

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