It’s College Acceptance Season: Congratulations to All the College-Bound Public Charter High School Seniors
Clockwise starting from the top: Xavier Richie from KIPP DC College Prep PCS; Cora Smallwood, Tynish Little, and Takima Johnson from Friendship PCS; Daniel Spruill from Friendship PCS; Malachi Byrd from Cesar Chavez PCS; and Minh-Hong Nguyen from Capital City PCS; China Green from Friendship PCS
In DC, most of the 19 public charter high schools celebrate the achievement of having every member of their graduating class accepted to a 4-year college or university.
Below is a list of some of the college acceptances:
- Daniel Spruill, the State Board of Education student representative, received acceptances from: University of Chicago, University of Virginia, Harvey Mudd College, Princeton University, and Carnegie Mellon University. He will attend Princeton University in the fall.
- China Green received a full, four-year scholarship to attend George Washington University
- Cora Smallwood and Tynish Little received a partial scholarship worth more than $80,000 will attend Hanover College in Indiana
- Takima Johnson was awarded a four-year full ride to Hanover College in Indiana
- Joey Adams, acceptance from Sewanee: University of the South, POSSE Scholarship recipient
- Sekerkhi Anderson, acceptance from Bates College
- Brianna Cook, acceptance from American University
- Kavon Holley, acceptance from the University of Rochester, POSSE Scholarship recipient
- Amber Hudson acceptance from the University of Rochester, POSSE Scholarship recipient
- Markel Lucas, acceptance from Lincoln University
- Dedric Dowing, acceptance from University of Connecticut
- Stewart Gray, acceptances from Yale University; Stanford University; Pomona College
*This is the first time a Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS student has been accepted to an Ivy League university.
To date, 84% of the Class of 2014 has been accepted to college.
- Bernice Hodge will attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a POSSE Scholar.
- Luis Sanchez will attend Lafayette College as a POSSE Scholar.
- Malachi Byrd received a full, four-year scholarship to attend George Washington University
- Llewellyn “Xavier” Richie received a full, four-year scholarship to attend George Washington University
- Minh-Hong Nguyen received a full, four-year scholarship to attend George Washington University. She will be the first in her family to graduate from high school and attend college.