Through the generous support of Hazel Parkers and others from surrounding communities, this year's Race to College fundraising dinner was the most successful yet. Attendees enjoyed a delicious meal from award-winning chef, James Rigato of Hazel Park's own Mabel Gray Kitchen, and entertainment from Hazel Park High School's talented band, choir, and theater students.
As always, a highlight of the evening was the testimonial panel of Hazel Park students and alumni. Thank you to Imani Daniels (HPHS '13 and Central Michigan University '17) and Andrew McClellan (HPHS '13 and Michigan State University '17) for sharing their experiences with the Promise Zone's college advising and scholarship programs. Thank you also to Dhalia Blackwell, Brooke Cox, and Thomas Emmons, for sharing their experiences with our School-to-Work Program with UAW Chrysler!
Thank you again to all who attended or showed support in other ways. We look forward to seeing you at next year's event!
(l-r) HP Alternative High School senior Thomas Emmons, Promise Zone Executive Director Kayla Roney Smith, HPHS graduate Imani Daniels, HPHS graduate Andrew McClellan, HP Alternative High School senior Dhalia Blackwell, HP Alternative High School senior Brooke Cox, and HPHS alumus/Promise Zone board member/Master of Ceremonies Leon LaBrecque