The Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars and the Lake Worth High School Alumni Foundation celebrated the one million dollar level of awarding scholarships to deserving students at Lake Worth high. There is also the Barry Grunow Fund that awards scholarships to Palm Beach County students who want to pursue education as their profession.
Held at the beautiful Atlantis Country Club, the room was filled with those who have helped contribute towards this million dollar success.
Dr. Annette Gilbert, class of 1975 and now the Guidance Counselor at Lake Worth High and a LWHS Alumni Board member along with her son Brandon, Class of 2001, performed the song, "The Greatest Love of All." The high school chorus gave an outstanding performance as well.
Its founding president Dennis Dorsey spoke, as well as David Cantley, former principal of the school who talked to us about the Dollars for Scholars history. Harold Gilmore, class of 1947, is the president of the LWHS Alumni Foundation and the master of ceremonies for Tuesday night's festivities.
Many there were politicians, past and present from the PB county school board, present commissioners Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell and Commissioner Herman Robinson from Lake Worth, and former commissioners Honey Duncan and Nadine Burns. Elvis Epps, the new principal of Lake Worth High School was also there enjoying the evening as well as Bradley Harper, our newly elected judge in Palm Beach County's 15th Circuit Court, a former recipient of a scholarship.