The 18th Annual Reverend James W. Spann II Scholarship Luncheon was held on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Four Points Sheraton Milwaukee Airport, 5311 South Howell Ave. Six high school seniors were awarded scholarships to assist with their college education and career plans. The keynote speaker for the event was Milwaukee Public School Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley.
The Spann Scholarship Foundation was established by Dr. Wilma Spann, a retired MPS administrator, in her late husband’s name. The foundation was formed in January, 2001 to continue his ministry and legacy. Pictured at this year’s luncheon are scholarship recipients (back row) Kaye Clark; Dione Javius; Jeanessa Gant; Spencer Grant; Selene Hightower; Kasi Butler; (front row, from left) Spann Foundation Chief Financial Officer Kelby Spann; founder Dr. Wilma M. Spann; MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley; and Spann Foundation Scholarship Director Kemberly (Spann) Johnson.