Collin College partnered with the local community Saturday, Jan. 18 to celebrate the legacy of civil rights advocate Martin Luther King, Jr. through a power breakfast, featuring dialogue with elected officials and community leaders as well as a student documentary and presentation. More than 400 people attended.

Students M’Banna Kantako, Michelle Davis and Alexa Acosta were each selected for $1,000 scholarships  for their commitment to academic excellence and community involvement, as it relates to the values of unity and equality.

Kantako served as president of the Black Student Association and was a member of the award-winning Model United Nations team during his time at Collin College. He plans to transfer to the University of Texas at Austin and major in international law and hopes to eventually work for the United Nations.

Davis served as president of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and was a member of the Political Science Club, Mock Trial Team as well as a senator in the Student Government Association during her time at Collin College. She plans to transfer to Southern Methodist University (SMU) and major in accounting. She aspires to become a tax attorney.

Acosta served as vice president of leadership for Phi Theta Kappa and was a member of Lion’s Club and the League of United Latin American Citizens. She plans to transfer to SMU and major in marketing and business.

For more photos, visit http://www.collin.edu/webgalleries/mlkbreakfast2014/.

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