2010-05-21 / Community

WISL To Host Scholarship Luncheon

Women’s Industrial Service League, Inc. (WISL) will sponsor its Annual Scholarship and Awards Luncheon at Antun’s where five senior citizens and six senior high school graduating students will be honored for outstanding community service.

The theme of the luncheon, “Empowered by the Hull Legacy,” is dedicated to the memory of WISL’s founder, Eleanor B. Hull. The community, including religious and political leaders, will converge to witness the extravaganza. Elder Dr. Michael A. Baston, Pastor of St. Luke Cathedral, will deliver the keynote address.

WISL is pleased that this year’s senior honorees (Deaconess Dorothy Baston of Community Church of Astoria; Minister Edna Blackwood of First Baptist Church of Far Rockaway; Elder Etta Maude Heslop-Henry of The Presbyterian Church of St. Albans; Seasoned Steward Marion Johnson of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Far Rockaway; and Mr. Gregory L. Nunn, Founder and President, The Inwood Community Group) are active participants at their houses of worship and/or in their communities. They are committed to making positive differences in the lives of all with whom they come into contact.

The outstanding high school graduating seniors (Jaleesa J. Carter, of Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School; Rodney Green, of Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School; Emma Johnson-Thomas, of Campus Magnet High School of Humanities and Arts; Jazmine C. Kelly, of Channel View School of Research; Tiffany S. Mackey, of John Adams High School; and Ashley C. Robinson, of Lawrence High School) have exhibited the attributes of positive role models in academics, leadership, extracurricular and community services.

The luncheon will be held at Antun’s in Queens Village, New York on Saturday, June 5, from 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For information on this grand event, please contact WISL President Florine Jenkins at 347-727- 7905 or Luncheon Chairperson Nell C. Terrell at 516-239-8205.

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