CD Around Town: Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner was originally published on chicagodefender.com

1. Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner

Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner

The Jesse Jackson Fellows (Toyota) Scholarships Dinner is for sophomore status students majoring in either engineering or business.with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 who demonstrate participation in community service. Ten students received $25,000 for up to two years for a grand total of $75,000, summer internships with Toyota and possible future employment. 

2. Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner

Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner

Judge Stanley Hill, Chairman of the PUSH  Oratorical Competition which focus  young people on the powers of eloquent persuasive speech.  Selected speeches focus on the message, not the messenger to promote: Strong moral ideals; excellence in education; and sound communication skills.  

3. Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner

Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner

The Reverend and Founder Jessie L. Jackson Sr. Cameron Clark, Harvard Graduate with a perfect SAT Score , Dr. Donna Leak, Superintendent The Hon. Judge Greg Mathis.

4. Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner

Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner

Top row left to right: Rhonda Evans, Hubert Jackson, Dr. Donna Leak, PUSH Excel Board Member, Stacy Leak, Morris Smith PUSH Excel Board Member and The Hon. Greg Mathis, Master of Ceremonies and Board Member. Bottom row: Juanita Jordan, Cameron Clarke, Kenisha Leak, Linda Mathis and The Hon. Judge Andrienne Davis.

5. Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner

Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner

Top row left to right: Rhonda Evans, Hubert Jackson, Dr. Donna Leak, PUSH Excel Board Member, Stacy Leak, Morris Smith PUSH Excel Board Member and The Hon. Greg Mathis, Master of Ceremonies and Board Member. Bottom row: Juanita Jordan, Cameron Clarke, Kenisha Leak, Linda Mathis and The Hon. Judge Andrienne Davis.

6. Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner

Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner

Fantastic and standing ovation performance by a group of teenagers that turned the house out! The group “Hidden Gifts” were under the directions of Emmy Award Winning and international vocalist Joan Collaso.

7. Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner

Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner

Fantastic and standing ovation performance by a group of teenagers that turned the house out! The group “Hidden Gifts” were under the directions of Emmy Award Winning and international vocalist Joan Collaso.

8. Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner

Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner

Morris Coca Cola and Board Member of Push Excel and wife Tony Smith , Carolyn Palmer, Marty King , Chairman of the Board for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and wife Cindy King who are owners of Crazy Crab Restaurant and Rhonda Evans.

9. Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner

Push For Excellence Scholarship Dinner

Morris Coca Cola and Board Member of Push Excel and wife Tony Smith , Carolyn Palmer, Marty King , Chairman of the Board for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and wife Cindy King who are owners of Crazy Crab Restaurant and Rhonda Evans.

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