Ministers host Scholarship Banquet

Special to The Sun/Courtesy photo. Leaders from Glades Area Ministerial Association, SDPBC Board Member Marcia Andrews, Glades Region of the SDPBC Millen and Hepburn, Principal Aronson and Coach Walkes from Pahokee High School, Mayors Babb and Wilson pictured here with MLK Banquet Speaker Nat Moore.

BELLE GLADE — The Glades Area Ministerial Alliance sponsored the Eighth Annual Harvey J. Poole Scholarship Dinner at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, Jan. 14. This event kicked off the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in partnership with the City of Belle Glade.

Special to The Sun/Courtesy photo. Nat Moore encouraging some members of the Glades Central High School Football team after the program.

This year’s speaker was Nat Moore, who serves as the Vice President of Special Projects and Alumni Relations for the Miami Dolphins. Moore was drafted in the third round of the 1974 draft (78th overall) out of the University of Florida. Moore spent his entire 13-year NFL career as one of the most productive offensive players in Dolphins’ history. Moore ranks among the top three players in seven major career statistical categories. He is second in career touchdowns (75), receiving touchdowns (74) and combined yardage (8,950) and third in receptions (510), receiving yards (7,547), total yards from scrimmage (7,795) and receiving touchdowns (12) in a season. He also played in Super Bowls XVII and XIX. Moore earned All-Pro recognition and was a Pro Bowl selection in 1977. He was named the team’s Most Outstanding Receiver for six straight years (1974-79).

In addition to our speaker, the City of Belle Glade and members of Glades Area Ministerial Alliance (GAMA) were blessed to have school district and community leaders supporting the event: Marcia Andrews, District 6 PBCSD Board Member; Carlene Millen, Regional Superintendent for the Glades; Howard Hepburn, Instructional Superintendent for the Glades; and Craig Fuce, Sr., Owner and CEO Muck City Sabercats Football Team.

GAMA recognized the Pahokee High School Football Team for an outstanding and undefeated season, representing the school were Principal Michael Aronson and Head Football Coach Orson Walkes.

Program participants included: Leondrae Camel, South Bay City Manager; Butts Memorial Chapel Singers; and Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Senior Praise Team.

GAMA would like to thank the City of Belle Glade, Florida Crystals, 2SBW and Associates Construction Company and Trustbridge.

All proceeds from the dinner are used to continue the Harvey J. Poole Scholarship for local graduates attending the Glades campus of Palm Beach State College.

Special to The Sun/Courtesy photo.
Butts Memorial Singers performs at the MLK Banquet.

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