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BROOKS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

ImageGalen Comerford Winning Essay 2014

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Attached are the three essay winners for the 2014 College Scholarship Competition. The goal was to write a one page essay explaining what it means when we say “All of us are so much more the same than different.” This is the motto of Brooks’ World and encapsulates the way Brooks lived his life and how he treated all people everywhere no matter what their culture, race, background, abilities or disabilities.

THE SALE OF CHRISTMAS TREES RAISES FUNDS TO BUILD A LIBRARY

In its eleventh year Brooks’ World has been able to raise enough finds to reach a new milestone this year.  From the sale of Christmas trees we have been able to pay for the building of the first high school library at the P.N. Roa High School in the southern Philippines.

As part of the dedication ceremony that was held on August 23, 2014 the school cancelled classes in order to celebrate the occasion. They offered five dance and musical performances, and the “Turning-of-the-Key” ceremony was attended by local government officials and numerous school administrators.  

 

The inside of the library will only have enough room for 3000 volumes and five computers but is described by the principle as “a dream come true.”