I am so proud of our fourteen seniors who were awarded four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships worth approximately $100,000 each by The Posse Foundation, Inc. to attend some of the top college and universities in the country – including Boston University, Syracuse University and Texas A&M University.
The Posse Foundation, Inc. is a college access and youth leadership development program that identifies, recruits and selects leaders from public high schools. These student leaders are placed in supportive multicultural teams called “Posses” to attend partnering colleges and universities.
The 2015 APS Posse Foundation Scholars are:
|Name||High School Name||Posse Finalist University|
|Orlando Riley||Henry W. Grady High School||Bard College|
|Lotus Rios||B.E.S.T. Academy High School||Bard College|
|Lena Adams||Benjamin E. Mays High School||Boston University|
|Ike Hammond||Henry W. Grady High School||Boston University|
|Max Hayes||North Atlanta High School||Brandeis University|
|Deborah-Virginia Kawalie-Fataki||Carver Early College||Brandeis University|
|Maegann Stafford||North Atlanta High School||Brandeis University|
|Kelli Miller||Carver Early College||Syracuse University|
|Harris Pitsikoulis||North Atlanta High School||Syracuse University|
|Samuel Evans||Carver Early College||Texas A&M University|
|Maria Gallo-Blanco||Benjamin E. Mays High School||Texas A&M University|
|Antwarn Sanders||Washington Early College||Texas A&M University|
|Selema Gonzalez||Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School||The College of Wooster|
|Elizabeth Shelby||KIPP Atlanta Collegiate||The College of Wooster|
APS School Counseling Coordinator Dr. Kenya J. Gilliard, coordinated the multi-step Posse Scholars nomination process with students, which includes educating them about the application process and encouraging them to apply, maintaining the required GPA, and coaching them on their scholarship interviews. Thank you so much!
Congratulations to these students and families who are living the APS mission!