Local attorney Travis R. Walker presented the keynote speech at the 2012 scholarship awards night at Fort Pierce Central High School. The scholarship awards are given through the St. Lucie County Education Foundation.
Walker, who recently opened his own private practice, was thrilled to be asked to be this year’s speaker.
“This was such an honor for me,” he said. “To be able to share that evening with these students and share reasons why they should return to St. Lucie County after receiving their education and training was exciting.”
The Education Foundation, founded in 1990, is a non-profit association whose mission is to promote, encourage and recognize excellence in education by providing student scholarships, teacher and school grants and teacher and employee recognition.
When looking for this year’s speaker, The Foundation wanted someone who could talk about why the scholarship recipients should consider returning to St. Lucie County after completing their education. Walker graduated from Port St. Lucie High School, left for law school, but came back for his career.
The topic of Walker’s speech was “Returning for Opportunities, Community and Family.”