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Hall of Famer Ray Lewis honors young people making a difference

LifeBridge Health Community Scholarship
Posted at 12:19 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 08:09:37-04

BALTIMORE — One of Baltimore’s biggest sports heroes honored our future at Sinai Hospital Thursday night.

Hall of Famer and Baltimore Ravens Legend Ray Lewis was the keynote speaker for the third annual LifeBridge Health/ExpressCare Community Scholarship program. The program celebrates the accomplishments of high school and college students around the area.

To enter the contest, each student wrote an essay. The high school students explained how they will use their education to give back to their communities.

“I currently tutor at Mathnasium. I work with all kinds of students and help with math skills and problem solving," said Megan Chang, a scholarship recipient from Oakdale High School. "I really want to become a math teacher in the future because I believe it’s really meaningful.”

Lewis said he enjoys being a part of events like this because of the opportunity it gives to young people.

“I always use the word scholarship and slide another word in there called opportunity,” said Lewis. “You’re giving away 32 opportunities to people who have visions on how to better their communities.”

More than 30 students were chosen from 300 hopefuls. Each student received a $2,500 scholarship.