Zoe Iman Laws receives Mayor's Choice Award

By Lynn R. Parks

Zoe Iman Laws, a recent graduate of Seaford High School, was awarded this year's Mayor's Right Choice Award at Tuesday night's Seaford City Council meeting. She was praised by Mayor Bill Bennett for her making the right choices in her life and for serving as a role model for others in the community.

Zoe is the daughter of Dara Laws, Seaford. She said that she was honored to be recognized by the mayor and the city council. "I feel that I have always been a leader in the community," she said. Even at a young age, she added, she volunteered to help build the Jays' Nest community playground.

"I have always tried to set an example at school," she said. Zoe is a member of the AFRAM Festival and Martin Luther King Jr. Day committees. She is active in Mt. Calvary AME Church and was elected prom queen and Miss Blue Jay at Seaford High this year.

She was a cheerleader for four years, serving as captain for three of those years, and was a member of the SHS girl's basketball team. She was also involved in the school's student government.

Zoe plans to attend Delaware Technical and Community College and then Delaware State University. She wants to study business administration with an eye toward having her own competitive cheer and dance team and a pageant coaching business.

The Mayor's Right Choice Award is presented every year to a high school senior residing in the Seaford School District. The award, which comes with a cash prize of $500, is intended to recognize someone who "has made the right choices in life, exhibited a positive influence on the Seaford community and maintained a drug-free lifestyle.

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