Oxford Girl Scout Presents Her Mural Honoring Three Slain Civil Rights Workers of 1964 Freedom Summer

Cope, a rising senior at Talawanda High School, received a $1,000 grant from the E. W. Smith Family Charitable Trust to create the mural as a project for her Gold award from the Girl Scouts of America. The mural honors three civil rights volunteers who trained in Oxford during the Freedom Summer of 1964 and were murdered in Mississippi by members of the Ku Klux Klan a few weeks later as they tried to register voters there.

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MDC student receives award for her civic leadership

Fiorenza Herrera Diaz, a sophomore and Vote Everywhere Ambassador at Miami Dade College, was named a Campus Compact 2019 Newman Civic Fellow for her dedication to finding solutions to challenges facing communities across the country. -Miami Herald

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