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Philando Castile's former high school establishes scholarship in his honor

Alumni of St. Paul Central High School, where Philando Castile graduated, are hosting a fundraiser on Sunday for a scholarship in the name of the 32-year-old who was shot and killed by a St. Anthony police officer during a traffic stop. According to a report in the Star Tribune, "the scholarship will go to a Central student from an underprivileged background looking to pursue a career in education or child development." Castille is remembered by his community as an upstanding citizen, well-liked among students at the school were he worked as a cook. It is in honor of this legacy that the Central High School Foundation elected to fund a scholarship in his honor. “[Castile] worked at a school, didn’t have his education license, but he definitely affected children, so we’d like someone to work on what he was: helping students,” said Central alum, Adrian Perryman. The family-friendly fundraising event will feature live music, food, community building and raffle prizes. The festivities to be held at the Dunning Recreation Center from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday are expected to draw in people by the hundreds. The public is invited to RSVP to attend the event dubbed Central Honors Philando. Individuals who would like to donate to the scholarship fund can contribute directly to the Central High School Foundation via PayPal.

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