February 28, 2017 – Orlando, Florida – Congratulations to Coral Reef Senior High School’s, William Gilmore.  William is a graduating senior in the Engineering Technology Academy.  He was selected as an official winner of the 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy Essay Contest!  The prize package includes an invitation to attend Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE® magazine.  The Academy will be held at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Florida,  March 9-12, 2017.  It is the Disney Dreamers Academy intent to teach the 100+ high school students how to Dream BIG and Discover the Possibilities.  The weekend will include: educational sessions, guest speakers, and hands-on learning opportunities throughout the living classroom of the Walt Disney World® Resort.  As discovered over the last nine years of this program, it can be life-changing for the students and continues to be awe-inspiring for the Cast.  A Dreamer Commencement Ceremony is included as part of the Dreamer and Chaperone event itinerary on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

William’s Dreamers Profile includes: “I am a senior at Coral Reef Senior High School in Miami, Florida. I am enrolled in the Gifted and Engineering Magnet programs. My many interests include Art, Engineering and African Studies. My dream is to become a film director, screenwriter, producer, and publish my own line of comic books featuring Black superheroes. I am the founder of the Pre-Engineering Society 4 Youth web family on Facebook. I hold to the belief that creating more art will lead to the development of young leaders.”


William Gilmore