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Gleason Community Fund seeking organ donation essays

GENESEE COUNTY — The Gleason Community Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to organ donation, is accepting entries for its first Organ Donation Essay Contest.

Students across Genesee County in grade 12 who are planning to pursue a degree in medicine, preferably transplant medicine, are invited to submit an essay about the importance of organ donation.

Students are encouraged to write about how organ donation benefits patients world-wide and what more can be done to encourage people to become organ donors. The specific essay guidelines are outlined below:

1,500-2,000 words.

Must be a senior (grade 12) enrolled in a Genesee County high school. Entrants must be planning to pursue a career in the medical field, preferably in transplant medicine.

Essay must be typed or clearly hand-written.

The winner receives a $2,500 scholarship.

The deadline to submit essays is April 27. A winner will be chosen May 15. Essays can be submitted electronically to gleasoncommunityfund@gmail.com. Applications can be obtained in area high school counseling offices or by calling 810-452- 2650. — G.G.

Robotics team seeking donations

FLINT TWP. — MO’ Peeps, the Carman- Ainsworth Middle School VEX Robotics still seek public support to help pay for their trip to the World Competition April 24 in Louisville, KY. For the second year in a row, the team is in Middle School State Champions in VEX Robotics and two of only six teams from Michigan eligible to attend the World meet this year. MO’ Peeps is hosting a Taco Dinner Fundraiser at El Cozumel Mexican Grill (Courtland Center location, 4190 E. Court Street in Burton) from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 16. The dinner is $12.00 per person and includes an All-You-Can-Eat Taco Bar and drinks served by your favorite MO’ Peep. Details: Amy Johnson ajohnson@carmanainsworth.org or Leanne Welch lwelch@carmanainsworth.org

The team also has a gofundme page at https:// www.gofundme.com/mo-peeps-aregoing to-worlds The deadline for collecting the funds is April 11. — R.S.

Sorority accepting applicants for debutante program

GENESEE COUNTY — The Flint Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is now accepting applications for ITS “Pearls of Perfection: Poised, Polished and Prepared” Debutante Program. Young ladies who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors in high school during the 2018-2019 academic year are eligible to apply. An Informational Meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on April 14, at the McLaren Hospitality House, G-3170 Beecher Rd in Flint. The program is designed to foster the educational goals of college bound young ladies, enhance etiquette skills and social graces, promote high ideals and build character, promote the development of leadership skills, raise awareness of the importance of community involvement, provide opportunities to participate in cultural events and provide scholarship opportunities. For more information or to obtain an application packet, go online to www.flintdeltas.org or call (810) 288-0958. — R.S.


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