KC hosts breakfast Friday to benefit dual credit scholarships


In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., who advocated for higher education, Kilgore College is hosting its first dual credit scholarship breakfast.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Dual Credit Scholarship Breakfast will be held Friday morning from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Devall Student Center Ballroom on the KC campus. The event is a fundraiser for dual credit scholarships with table sponsorships available at $100, $500, $1,000 and $2,500 levels.

The dual credit program allows area high school students to enroll in a variety of different college-level courses – including math, science and music theory – and earn college credits while still in high school.

As part of the program, Kilgore High School student Mikaila Williams will speak, along with dual credit students from Leverett’s Chapel High School and Henderson High School. Also included in the program are KC Coordinator of Dual Credit Education Terry Booker and KHS counselor Jennifer Hattaway.

As of Monday evening, 23 tables had been sold and others were still available.

All proceeds from the breakfast will go toward dual credit scholarships at Kilgore College.

This year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed Monday, Jan. 15.