Thomas S Wootton High School

Posse Foundation Awards 13 MCPS Students with Full-Tuition Scholarships

Thomas S Wootton High School

Thomas S Wootton High School

Thirteen Montgomery County Public School Students (MCPS) are recipients of full-tuition, four-year scholarships awarded by the Posse Foundation.

According to a news release, the students were honored at a ceremony held at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC.  Donna Redmond Jones, principal at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, says the Posse Program provides students with great opportunities.

“Beyond attending school tuition free, Posse is really about providing students with a strong network of support—from before they arrive at college to well after they graduate,” Jones said.

Kimberly Boldon, acting principal at Thomas S. Wootton High School also celebrated students success. “I am so proud of our students,” Boldon says. “They epitomize excellence in academics, perseverance and hard work.”

The Posse Program is located in 10 different regions and 55 colleges and universities offer full-tuition scholarships and create multicultural teams called-Posses-on each campus. These student teams are provided professional guidance before and throughout college.

Below is a list of this year’s MCPS Posse scholarship recipients. According to a news release the students come from eight schools and will be attending five different colleges.

  • Sol Balangero, Thomas S. Wootton High School, attending Bucknell University
  • Alex Batubara, Rockville High School, attending Grinnell College
  • Benjamin Cabrera, James Hubert Blake High School, attending Sewanee: The University of the South
  • Tirhas Dempsey, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, attending University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Christiana Fowlkes, Springbrook High School, attending University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Mateo Garcia Araoz-Fraser, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, attending Bucknell University
  • Calvin Martinez, Watkins Mill High School, attending University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ethan Moscoso, Thomas S. Wootton High School, attending Grinnell College
  • Grace Padgett, Paint Branch High School, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Carlos Piedrasanta, Rockville High School, attending Grinnell College
  • Rediet Siyoum, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, attending Lafayette College
  • Langston Thomas, Thomas S. Wootton High School, attending Grinnell College
  • Mengizem Tizale, Winston Churchill High School, attending University of Wisconsin-Madison
Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.

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