Steeler Najee Harris Joins Midland’s MLK Scholarship Fund Raiser  

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(Midland, Pennsylvania) – The 2022 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day commemoration,  hosted by the Midland Women’s Civic Club, will celebrate perseverance and Dr. King’s quote;  “the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience,  but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”. For the second consecutive year,  and due to the pandemic, it will be streamed live as a virtual event via Lincoln Park Performing  Arts Center’s Facebook ( and YouTube  (  platforms on Monday, January 17th beginning at 1:00 p.m.  

Those reflecting on the theme of perseverance will include Jen Mura Miller, Executive Director  of The Center, a non-profit organization addressing the needs of children and families in  Midland; Valerie Mc Elvy, the founder of Professional Outfitters and Variety Shoppe under the  Agency of the Franklin Center of Beaver County and sole proprietor of We’re At Your Service in  New Brighton; Aisya Washington, a Midland-native and former scholarship winner who now  works as a fashion stylist in New York City; and special guest Najee Harris, the Pittsburgh  Steeler rookie running back out of the University of Alabama.  

The signature underwriter of the event is Lincoln Learning Solutions. Key sponsors include the  Midland Borough School District, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, Baden Academy  Charter School, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, Midland Innovation + Technology  Charter School, and Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center which is producing the event.  Proceeds directly benefit students bound for college through the MWCC’s Greater Midland  Scholarship Foundation.  

The Midland Women’s Civic Club invites the general public to make MLK Day a “day on” of  fellowship and enlightenment to benefit local students through scholarships from the safety and  comfort of their homes, offices, and any COVID-safe environment.