All of us as well as the general public greatly admire the accomplishments of Isis King, our 2020 Scholarship Honoree. Her volunteerism for Grandmont Community Association is tremendous!

On Sunday, July 26, 2020 at GCA Board Member Jomo King’s home, a festive reception was celebrated in Isis’ honor with family, friends, and community members. In attendance were: Isis King, Jomo King (parent), Darlita King (parent), Charity Dean, Eric Dean, Samantha Bonaparte, Ethel Smith, Harrison R. Duke, Robert Patterson, Philip Foster, and I, Cora A. Duncan-Foster. Furthermore, the honoree was interviewed by a panel which included: GCA Board of Directors, Scholarship Committee, and Committee Chairs. The honoree demonstrated excellent oral presentation skills; projected self-confidence, authority and enthusiasm; and displayed a high degree of professional excellence. Her every word assured us that we made the right selection and that the Grandmont Scholarship is a resource that lends to the future leaders of our community, city and state. The $1,000 scholarship will be placed in her Michigan State University student account. The GCA Scholarship was made possible by a generous donation from the GCA Art Fair, Director Jomo King. Additional donations were provided by Grandmont family and friends. The Grandmont Scholarship Committee appreciates all donations that made this scholarship possible. To the honoree, please accept our heartfelt congratulations for your success!

The GCA Scholarship Committee consists of Ethel Smith, Harrison Duke, Julie Janusch, Samantha Bonaparte, Mark Janusch and myself. We have excelled in developing team momentum, enthusiasm and pride! Thank you! We express sincere appreciation to Stephanie A. Young for Mayor Mike Duggan’s Achievement Award and to Council Member James Tate, for the Detroit City Council Certificate. Furthermore, Isis received the Grandmont Community Association Excellence Certificate. Now, her portfolio shows the highest standard of certificate excellence.