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Gwinnett seniors named Posse Scholars

Scholars honored from Class of 2020

Gwinnett seniors named Posse Scholars

May 12, 2020

     Eight Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) seniors have received four-year, full-tuition scholarships from the Posse Foundation. Founded in 1989, the Posse Foundation 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. Partner colleges and universities award four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships to Posse Scholars. Posse Scholars go on to graduate at a rate of 90% and make a visible difference on campus and throughout their professional careers. The 2020 Posse Scholars from GCPS are: 

Posse Scholar


High School

Sydney Gustave

Bard College

Berkmar HS

Albright Tuah

Bard College

Brookwood HS

Maya Compton

Brandeis University

Brookwood HS

Lydia Melka

George Washington University

Brookwood HS

Adam Shamsi

Boston University

Discovery HS

Nitya Jella

Texas A&M University

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology


Michaela Strauther

Brandeis University

Mill Creek HS

Gloria Ampadu-Darko

Boston University

Norcross HS


     Posse has chapters in Atlanta, the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, D.C. Posse is partnered with 58 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:

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