Proud of the Posses!

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!

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