Scholarship Established In Philando Castile’s Name
St. Paul Central High School announced it will create a scholarship in Philando Castile‘s name.
The scholarship will be awarded to an underprivileged student who wants to pursue a career in education.
Via Huffington Post:
Castile graduated from the high school in 2001. Alumni from the classes of 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2005 hosted their first fundraiser for the scholarship on Sunday at Dunning Recreation Center in St. Paul.
“We all had a lot of rage and anger and grief, and we decided to channel that,” Karla Basta, an organizer from the class of 2001, told the Tribune. “Central is a really loyal school, and this was all done by Central alumni.”
The free event included food, live performances, kids activities, raffle prizes and art infused with activism, according to the local newspaper.
The committee raised $10,000 prior to the fundraiser, which was the goal. Organizers said by the end of the event, they raised more than $25,000. All proceeds will go directly to the scholarship fund.
What a beautiful gesture.