Makala Allen Selected As The Tenth Judge Marable Student Of The Year

Makala Allen Selected As The Tenth Judge Marable Student Of The Year

Flint 68  th District Judge Herman Marable, Jr. and his Citizens Advisory Committee announced that Makala Allen, of Flint has been selected as the Judge Marable Student of the Year for the 2013-2014 school year. Makala, 17 is currently in the 11th grade, and an honor roll student at Flint Northwestern High School. She was selected by Judge Marable’s Citizens Advisory Committee on the basis of her application and essay.

Makala aspires to study criminal justice and serve in the National Guard.  Her extra-curricular activities at school include serving on student council, and the girls volleyball team. She is captain of the cheerleading squad and she runs cross-country and track. Her hobbies include braiding hair, and singing. 

As a Judge Marable Student of the Year, Makala receives a $500.00 award, trophy, and certificate. Her name has been engraved on a plaque on permanent display at the 68 th District Courthouse. 

The Judge Marable Student of the Month/Year program was established in 2004 by Judge Marable and his Citizens Advisory Committee to encourage Genesee County high school students to focus on academic achievement and career goals. Each month during the school year (September-June) a 10th grade student is recognized and awarded a $75.00 prize, trophy, and certificate based on the completion of an application and essay about their career goals. One of the monthly honorees is selected as the Student of the Year and receives a $500.00 award. Makala is the tenth Judge Marable Student of the Year.                    

Other Judge Marable Students of the Month for the 2013-2014 school year were: Chadelle Richardson,and DeMarquese Powell, from Flint Northwestern High School; Cody Haggadone from Lakeville Memorial High School; Jason Zemore from Flushing High School; and Destiny Cannamore from International Academy of Flint. 

Judge Herman Marable, Jr. commented, "I am delighted that for more than a decade, we have given away thousands of dollars in prize packages and have honored and touched the lives of more than 80 students. Unfortunately there are too many young people in our county that are not focused on their education and career goals, and this group often ends up in the court system. We must continue to send the message to youth that their education is one of the keys to success."                     

Tenth grade students who are city of Flint or Genesee County residents, or who attend public, charter, or private schools located in Genesee County are eligible to apply for the Judge Marable Student of the Month/Year Award.

Further information on the Judge Marable Student of the Month/Year Award and applications are available on line from or from high school guidance counselors, principals, or from the office of Judge Herman Marable, Jr., Courtroom 1, 68  th District Court, 630 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, Michigan 48502, Phone (810) 597-7795.