Milwaukee – The Milwaukee County Transportation System (MCTS) will honor Rosa Parks with her entire fleet and a scholarship in her name to recognize young leaders this year.
MCTS said that for the sixth year, the seat will remain open on every bus in the fleet from Wednesday through Friday. Each seat will feature a red rose and a special banner with a picture of Parks and a message about her brave act.
The MCTS also invites Milwaukee County high school seniors who will be attending a trade school, college, or university to submit a short essay inspired by Parks’ quote, “Each person should live his life as a model for others.”
Entries must be submitted no later than January 7th. Three winners will each receive $1,000 towards their higher education. Winners will be announced on Parks’ birthday, February 4. Learn more by clicking here.
“Every day Milwaukee County works to widen the path to racial equality for all that Rosa Parks and others helped pave,” said Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley. “The recent implementation of the MCTS NEXT Pathway Redesign Project is one example of how Milwaukee County is providing a great public service that advances our mission of racial equality by improving the quality of life. I encourage high school seniors to apply for the MCTS Rosa Parks Tribute Scholarship. It is important to invest in our young leaders because one day they will guide our society to greater heights. Rosa Parks was a great example of how to make a critical impact.”
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