Old Williston Vocational School students gather and fundraise at their annual MLK Scholarship Gala

WILLISTON, Fla. (WCJB) — The Ministerial Faith Alliance of Williston hosted its annual scholarship gala themed “Where Do We Go From Here.”

They paid tribute to the 2021 recipient, Trinity Peacock, a former graduate of Williston High School and freshman at Vanderbilt University. Johnnie Jones, the organization’s president, said they celebrate all the great people who have come out of Williston.

“We celebrate all the good that has come out of Williston. Some of the people who are former scholars, some of the people who left Williston after graduating from Williston Vocational School, which was the historically black school or high school in Williston, and went on to be successful in the whole country in all areas.

The gala was held at the old Williston Vocational School, the old school closed after integration, and many faculty, staff and students were here to gather and celebrate.

“It really is a looping moment for some of those who will be coming back. it served for many years as Williston Middle School which was combined with Williston Middle High School. For us to be back here on campus at this facility is very historic tonight,” Jones said.

Funds raised from this year’s gala will go towards the scholarship of the 2022 winner who has not yet been named.

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