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Atlanta high schools seniors recipients of prestigious Posse award

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2015-2016 Posse Scholars 2015-2016 Posse Scholars

Nine seniors from Atlanta Public Schools (APS) were awarded four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships worth approximately
$100,000 each by The Posse Foundation, Inc. to attend some of the top colleges and universities in the country – including Boston University,
George Washington University and Texas A&M University. The Foundation named the scholarship recipients during a formal ceremony
December 16, at The Fox Theatre.

“I continue to be impressed by the hard work and commitment our students have when it comes to their education. The Posse scholarship
is a powerful testament that our students are graduating ready for college and career,” said APS Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Ed., D.,
who also participated in the awards ceremony.

APS students go through a multi-step Posse Scholars nomination process. The students receive coaching on meeting scholarship requirements that
include maintaining a certain GPA, completing a rigorous application process and excelling in scholarship interviews.

The 2016 APS Posse Foundation Scholars are:
 Lorenzo Maddox
Maynard H. Jackson High School
Brandeis University
Nia Duncan
Booker T. Washington High School
Brandeis University
Alexes Harris
South Atlanta High School
George Washington University
LaDeja Holt
Booker T. Washington High School
Texas A&M University
LaReya Brown
Maynard H. Jackson High School
Boston University
Augustin Jimenez
North Atlanta High School
Boston University
Austin Sumlin
D. M. Therrell High School
Bard College
Sharah Hutson
Benjamin E. Mays High School
The College of Wooster
Gloria Murray
Carver Early College High School
The College of Wooster

The Posse Foundation, Inc. is a college access and youth leadership development program that identifies, recruits and selects leaders from public
high schools. These student leaders are placed in supportive multicultural teams called “Posses” to attend partnering colleges and universities.

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