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Fifteen MCPS Students Receive $100,000 Posse Scholarships

January 7, 2011
Fifteen Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) seniors have won four-year, full-tuition scholarships from the Posse Foundation. The scholarships are worth about $100,000 each.  

Nationally, 1,662 students were nominated by schools and community organizations for the prestigious scholarships and there were only 62 winners. MCPS students accounted for nearly one quarter of all the winners.

The Posse program, founded in 1989, identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential that may have been overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Thirty-eight colleges and universities each offer full-tuition scholarships to at least 10 students. These multi-cultural teams of students—called Posses—provide support to one another and serve important leadership roles on the campuses. 

More information about the Posse Foundation is available at http://www.possefoundation.org/.

In 2010, MCPS had 10 Posse Scholarship winners from seven different high schools. This year, MCPS has 15 winners from 10 different high schools:  

- Opeyemi Awe, Richard Montgomery High School, attending Grinnell College
- Joyce Bartlett, James Hubert Blake High School, attending Grinnell College
- Adam Biru, Montgomery Blair High School, attending Sewanee: The University of the South
- Marshall Botto, Springbrook High School, attending Grinnell College
- Genevieve David, Rockville High School, attending Pepperdine University
- Amy Flores, Rockville High School, attending Grinnell College
- Asha Harvey, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, attending Bucknell University
- Catalina Hernandez, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, attending University of Wisconsin-Madison
- April Htut, Walt Whitman High School, attending Bucknell University
- Corinne Konoza, Blake High School, attending Sewanee: The University of the South
- Kenia Lobo, Wheaton High School, attending Bucknell University
- Jasmin Miller, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, attending Pepperdine University
- Jennifer Schroeder, John F. Kennedy High School, attending Lafayette College
- Ashley Thurmond, Albert Einstein High School, attending Pepperdine University
- Robert Welch, Rockville High School, attending University of Wisconsin-Madison


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