Scholarship Club to Celebrate 75th Anniversary with Gala

Actor and Lawnside Native Ray Fisher to Give Keynote

March 9, 2020 (Lawnside, N.J.) — The Lawnside Scholarship Club will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a Gala and Salute to Graduating High School Seniors on Saturday, May 30 from 5 – 9 p.m.

Ray Fisher

Ray Fisher

The evening will feature a special address from Lawnside native Ray Fisher, a stage and screen actor who shot to fame for his portrayal of Victor Stone, aka Cyborg, in the Warner Bros. films Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.

Tickets to the event at Paris Caterers, 281 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, New Jersey, are $75 for adults and $35 for youth, 12 and under. Philanthropist and Emmy Award-winning journalist Elleanor Jean Hendley will be the mistress of ceremonies.  The Philadelphia quartet Joyful Noise will play jazz, gospel and R&B music.

The Club has been awarding scholarships since 1945 to Lawnside students pursuing higher education and technical training. The first award of $50 went to a single student. Last year, the Club presented more than $15,000 from community groups and individuals to nearly 20 students with the highest averages, career interests, academic and athletic talents. This year’s theme is “Excellence Through Education.”

“This is a special year where we not only honor our graduates but past recipients who’ve distinguished themselves over 75 years,” said Sharon Whitaker, president of the Club. “We especially appreciate our Club’s founders and former members who held true to the mission of providing intellectual encouragement.”

Fisher is himself a graduate of Haddon Heights High School, and has appeared onstage as Muhammad Ali in the Off-Broadway production of Will Power’s “Fetch Clay, Make Man.” Although best known for his role as Victor Stone, aka Cyborg, in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Justice League,” Fisher can be seen most recently as Detective Henry Hays in the third season of HBO’s “True Detective” alongside Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali.

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