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Legislation #: 150454 Introduction Date: 6/11/2015
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS CIRCO, JAMES, JR., SHARP, HILL, TAYLOR, WAGNER, MARCASON, FORD, CURLS AND REED
Title: Recognizing the Ashton L. O’Guinn Scholarship and honoring the commitment of the Ashton L. O’Guinn Foundation to advocate for the end of gun violence and assist youth and continuing education adults in their pursuit of a college degree.

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6/10/2015 Filed by the Clerk's office
6/11/2015 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 150454

 

Recognizing the Ashton L. O’Guinn Scholarship and honoring the commitment of the Ashton L. O’Guinn Foundation to advocate for the end of gun violence and assist youth and continuing education adults in their pursuit of a college degree.

 

WHEREAS, the Ashton L. O’Guinn Foundation was established by Dewanna O’Guinn to honor the life of her son, Ashton L. O’Guinn, a college student who was brutally murdered on April 23, 2012; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ashton L. O’Guinn Scholarship has awarded nearly $10,000.00 in scholarships under the leadership of Dewanna O’Guinn; and

 

WHEREAS, students, regardless of their gender, ethnicity nor social background are eligible and encouraged to apply, as long as they show scholastic effort, school involvement, community engagement and the passion to meet life’s challenges with a positive attitude; and

WHEREAS, qualified students must complete an application and submit an essay for review by the Scholarship Review Board; and

 

WHEREAS, we applaud Dewanna O’Guinn and the Ashton L. O’Guinn Foundation for being an advocate for the end of gun violence and inspiring youth and adults to pursue and achieve their educational dreams; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize the Ashton L. O’Guinn Foundation as they celebrated the Ashton L. O’Guinn Scholarship, Saturday, April 25, 2015, and honor awardees; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Dewanna O’Guinn with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for the excellent opportunities being given to the community.

 

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