By:  Alex Harris
Source: Miami Herald

5000 Role Models of Excellence had a ‘national signing day’ for college scholarships

More than five dozen students gathered in a Miami hotel Friday evening to sign scholarships committing to universities of their choice.

The 62 young men were all members of 5000 Role Models of Excellence, a mentorship foundation started in 1993 by Florida Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson.

All the “Wilson Scholars” wore the signature uniform of the program — black suits, white shirts and a red tie covered in black handprints — as they signed for their colleges and received free laptops.

In a statement, Wilson said “she is extremely proud of the determination to succeed demonstrated by these deserving young men who never dreamed that college would be a part of their portfolio.”