NEPTUNE: The Monmouth County Business and Professional Women's Council celebrated its 64th anniversary with the presentation of scholarships to five area high school students, a role the organization has served to help them make the first step to higher education.
President Lula Langston-King welcomed the luncheon guests at the Jumping Brook Country Club as she said life's journey holds special blessings and that the greatest is education.
Guest speaker Kelly LeDet, US Small Business Administration, reinforced that theme as she had driven all the way from Washington DC to share her thoughts.
It was a great day for the students; Freehold Regional High School's John Bostic, on his way to Rutgers to study Marketing, Imani Murphy from Monmouth Regional who heads for Delaware Valley College where she will study Veterinary Science, Alexander W. Brown also of Freehold Regional looks forward to Rider University here in New Jersey with a plan to study accounting and finance, Kenya Vaughn Farley from Neptune High is on her way to Rowan University where she will major in English and secondary education, and Long Branch High School's David Brown who is headed to Rutgers and a curriculum of political science.
Minister Tyron McAllister said the invocation and benediction as well as leading the room in song, "Wind Beneath My Wings." James Weldon Johnson had led "Lift Every Voice and Sing" at the beginning of the program.
Chair persons were Susan Holmes and Aleathea "Pepper" Riley.