Ten MCPS students from six different high schools won a full four-year college tuition from the Posse Foundation. These students have been identified as high academic achievers and extraordinary leaders in their school communities. The ten MCPS students were honored on Jan. 4 at a ceremony at the Lincoln Theatre, located in Washington, D.C.
The Posse Foundation Scholarship program, founded in 1989, seeks students who may be overlooked by the traditional college selection process but have proven themselves worthy enough to attend college. This program has been assisted by Posse’s partner institutions of higher education, who have awarded over a billion dollars in leadership scholarships to Posse Scholars around the country. More information on the specific partner colleges can be found here: http://www.possefoundation.org/our-university-partners/participating-schools/
The opportunity of winning a full ride to college through the Posse Foundation is nationwide. Multicultural teams called Posses are established on each respective campus to give students very important guidance and support for college. On campus, the students serve in very important leadership type roles.
The students honored in MCPS this past year and the college they are attending are as follows:
Lidya Abebe, Lafayette College
Bitseat Getaneh, Bucknell University
Jordan Rundlett, Bucknell University
Marc Monteil, Sewanee: The University of the South
Darien Price, Lafayette College
Samuel Teshome, University of Rochester
Ashraful Haque, Sewanee: The University of the South
Zoey Hofmann, Lafayette College
Kendall Newman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jabril Mohamed, Bucknell University
Congratulations to all! The best of luck is wished to these hard working and determined students, and may they accomplish great things in the years to come!
Article by Moco Student staff writer Matthew Minton of Quince Orchard High School