The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Zachary Committee awarded 10 recent high school graduates with scholarships at the organization’s annual scholarship luncheon June 6.

The 10 graduates from East Baton Rouge Parish also received gifts. Recipients included Patrick Cannon Jr., Aaron Celestine, Marvin Hamilton III, Symone Jackson and Roderic Newton, of Zachary High School; Alexis Scott, Northeast High School; Tyson Hives, Scotlandville Magnet; Jeanaro James II, Catholic High; and Tiana Thomas and Christopher Weathersby, of Woodlawn High School.

Shantel Williams, a previous recipient of the scholarship, was the guest speaker at the luncheon.

Additionally, committee member Alfred Buckley was recognized with a plaque for his dedication to the organization’s scholarship committee.