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Thirteen MCPS Students Receive Full-Tuition Posse Scholarships


Thirteen Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have been named recipients of full-tuition, four-year college scholarships from the Posse Foundation. The Posse program identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential that may have been overlooked by traditional college selection processes.

Nationally, more than 60 colleges and universities each offer full-tuition, merit scholarships to students throughout the country and create multicultural teams—called Posses—on each campus. These student teams receive professional guidance before and throughout college and provide support to one another.

On campus, these students serve in important leadership roles. The MCPS students will be honored at a ceremony at the Lincoln Theatre tonight (Jan. 4).

This year’s recipients come from 10 high schools and will attend six different colleges. The Posse Scholar students from MCPS and the colleges they will be attending are:

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

Juliette Cortez, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Montgomery Blair High School

Daniela Luseko, University of Wisconsin–Madison

James Hubert Blake High School

Briana  Lasanta, Sewanee: The University of the South

Laureenhill Ambe, University of Rochester

Albert Einstein High School

Ibrahima Cisse, Lewis & Clark College

Walter Johnson High School

Bryan Kibet, Lafayette College

Richard Montgomery High School

Glennis Sanchez Ogando, Sewanee: The University of the South

Kobina Asafu Adjaye, University of Rochester

Northwood High School

Ashwini Chari-Large, Lewis & Clark College

Paint Branch High School

Isaah Douglas, Bucknell University

Bryan Beri, Sewanee: The University of the South

Poolesville High School

Luis Villafana Cueto, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Watkins Mill High School

Julien Payen, University of Wisconsin–Madison