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GCPS Class of 2017: Nine Gwinnett seniors named Posse Scholars

Gwinnett's Posse Scholars earn full scholarships

GCPS Class of 2017: Nine Gwinnett seniors named Posse Scholars

May 8, 2017

     Nine Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) seniors have been awarded four-year, full-tuition scholarships by the Posse Foundation. Founded in 1989, Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships. Those scholars go on to graduate at a rate of 90% and make a visible difference on campus and throughout their professional careers. The 2017 Posse Scholars from GCPS are: 

Posse Scholar
College/University
High School
Kendall Castaneda
Boston University
Berkmar HS
Cesar Lopez
The College of Wooster
Berkmar HS
Natalia Parra
The College of Wooster
Collins Hill HS
Kamilah Harruna
Boston University
Dacula HS
Kevin Fully
Brandeis University
Dacula HS
Jenelle Booker
The College of Wooster
Gwinnett School of Mathematics,
Science, and Technology
Maria Pozo
Brandeis University
Norcross HS
Citlali Mota
George Washington University
Peachtree Ridge HS
Stachal Harris
The College of Wooster
South Gwinnett HS


     Posse has chapters in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York and Washington, D.C. Posse opened its 10th chapter in the Bay Area in 2015. Posse is partnered with 57 of the best colleges and universities in the nation. Bard College, Boston University, Brandeis University, The College of Wooster, The George Washington University, Syracuse University and Texas A&M University host posse cohorts from the Atlanta Posse Chapter.

     For more information visit: https://www.possefoundation.org/

 

 

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