11 Youths Honored As Judge Marable Students Of The Month
Flint 68th District Judge Herman Marable, Jr. announced that Michael Hatten, 16, Dylan Hernandez, 16, Charlee Wilhite, 16, Destanie Hadley, 15, Mariah Taylor, 15, Samaria Waite, 16, Makayla Brown, 16, Corey Edwards, 16, Treveyon Allen, 17, Ananda Wakefield, 15, and Tasha Walton, 17, have been selected as Judge Marable’s Students of the Month the 2014- 2015 school year.
Hatten attends Grand Blanc High School; Hernandez attends Luke M. Powers High School; Wilhite, Hadley, Taylor, Waite and Brown attend Mott Middle College High School; Edwards, Allen, Wakefield and Walton attend Flint Northwestern High School.
Hatten is looking forward to a career as a fish and game biologist. Hernandez would like to become attend business school and possibly become an attorney. Wilhite aspires to be a veterinarian. Hadley would like to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner. Taylor and Waite both aspire to become doctors. Brown would like to become a social worker. Edwards would like a career as sports commentator. Allen is looking forward to a career in business and marketing. Wakefield would like to become a medical assistant. Walton would like to become a dancer/choreographer.
Each honoree received a $75.00 award, trophy, and certificate, and has been invited to shadow Judge Marable for a day at the court while he performs his official duties. The honorees names have been engraved on a plaque displayed at the 68th District Courthouse. The honorees were also invited to participate in a campus visit to Michigan State University.
The Judge Marable Student of the Month/Year program was established by Judge Marable and his Citizens Advisory Committee in 2004 to encourage Flint area high school students to focus on academic achievement and career goals. After the end of the school year, one of the monthly awardees will be selected as Judge Marable’s Student of the Year, and will receive a $500.00 award.
Tenth grade students who are Genesee County residents, or who attend public, charter, or private schools located in Flint or Genesee County are eligible to apply.