Local fraternity honors Martin Luther King Jr. through scholarships

TOLEDO (WTVG) - Dannie Young is a three-sport athlete at Emmanuel Christian. The high school senior is the captain of the basketball team and holds a 3.5 GPA.

MLK scholarship

Young is one of five young men from northwest Ohio who will receive the Alpha Phi Alpha Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship.

"This year i will be getting five varsity letters, and I will be attending John C. Smith University," Young said. "HBCU colleges predominantly run in my family. My grandmother graduated from West Virginia State, my dad went to West Virginia State and my aunt graduated from Howard."

Over the years the fraternity has supported more than 100 local youth with scholarships exceeding $160,000.