A Topeka teenager is scheduled to receive an award on Friday for winning a Trayvon Martin Look-Alike contest.

The contest was organized by C.E. “Sonny” Scroggins, a longtime Topeka activist, and founder of the Kansas Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Committee.

“He looks just like Trayvon when he has his hoodie pulled up,” Scroggins told the Topeka Capital Journal.

The Topeka Capital Journal has more details:

The winner of a local Trayvon Martin look-alike contest will receive an award Friday afternoon during the Grant Cushinberry Birthday Celebration at an East Topeka park named after the city’s beloved philanthropist.

Event organizer C.E. “Sonny” Scroggins said Taveion Lamb, a Topeka teenager, will receive his award shortly after 3 p.m. Friday, after school lets out, at Cushinberry Park, 335 S.E. 15th.

Lamb was selected as winner of a Trayvon Martin look-alike contest earlier this year in Topeka.

The look-alike contest was organized in part to draw attention to other Scroggins’ other rallies urging state officials to overturn “stand your ground” laws across the country.

“The stand your ground laws need to be repealed or replaced,” Scroggins said in a press release. “Vigilante justice has no place in the United States or Kansas.”

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