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Trayvon Martin's parents to award scholarship in son's name

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 09:40 AM

ORLANDO — The parents of Trayvon Martin are presenting a scholarship in their son's name during a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Daytona Beach.

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin will join attorney Benjamin Crump for Thursday's annual banquet hosted by Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration for Florida Inc. at the Hilton Oceanfront Hotel to honor the civil rights leader.

They will present the scholarship to a local high school senior. Crump is giving the keynote address.

Trayvon Martin would have graduated from high school this year. He was fatally shot last February by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman during a confrontation in Sanford. Zimmerman has claimed self-defense under the so-called "stand your ground" law and is awaiting trial.

Fulton joined Democratic lawmakers Wednesday in calling for the repeal of the law.

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