Ed Gomes keynote speaker at MLK Breakfast

10th  Annual MLK Breakfast Planned


WAREHAM – A Wareham High School graduate who currently serves as senior associate dean for Trinity College of Arts & Sciences Office of Technology Services at Duke University has been selected as the keynote speaker for the 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast honoring local students.

Edward D Gomes Jr. oversees information technology planning, services, resource allocation (staff and finances) and integration for 70+ departments, programs and institutes at Duke.

Wareham Unit Director Ken Fontes said, “Mr. Gomes’ accomplishments are inspirational, and we look forward to hearing his address to the youth of our community.”

The breakfast, hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of New Bedford Wareham Unit, recognizes students from selected by the staff of each of Wareham’s schools, including Upper Cape Tech and Bishop Stang High School, and the Gleason Family YMCA and Boys and Girls Club.

The breakfast will be held on January 15th at 9:00 a.m. at the Boys & Girls Club located at the Hammond School in Onset.

After a hot breakfast prepared by “Big Daddy’s Chef on Fire!”, principals from each of the town’s schools, and representatives from other organizations, will introduce their selections for the Martin Luther King award.  The awards go to students who embody the spirit of the slain civil rights leader, and the keynote speaker, chosen by an organizing committee representing local business, clergy, youth organizations, and the School Department, is a role model for local youth.

Tickets for the event are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for children, are available by calling the Boys and Girls Club of Wareham at 508-322-8722 for ticket reservations or stop by the club any day between 2 and 6 p.m. Monday – Friday.

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