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A Number of SW Atlanta APS Seniors Named Posse Foundation Scholars

APS high school counselors, led by Dr. LaVerne Ware, began the multi-step Posse Scholars nomination process with students last semester

Twenty-three 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 some of the top colleges and universities in the country – including Boston University, Syracuse University,Texas A&M University, The College of Wooster, Brandeis University, and Bard College. 

Nearly half of these students come from schools in southwest Atlanta.

The class of 2014 marks the largest number of Posse Scholars awarded to APS seniors since the program’s inception in Atlanta during the 2007-2008 school year.

The 2013-2014 APS Posse Scholars are: 

Benjamin E. Mays High School

Derrius Jones; The College of Wooster

B.E.S.T. Academy at Benjamin S. Carson

Reginald McGee; The College of Wooster

Solomon McBride; Brandeis University

Tabias Wimby; Bard College

Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy

Jamaya Powell; Syracuse University

Keturah Walker; Brandeis University

Booker T. Washington Banking, Finance & Investment

Demeisha Crowley; Boston University

Sidiamond Stills; Texas A&M University

Booker T. Washington Early College

Stephen Richardson; Bard College

Asia Hollinger; Brandeis University

Booker T. Washington Health Sciences & Nutrition

Jasmine Collins; Bard College

“We commend these scholars, their teachers, counselors and entire school community for their success,” said APS Superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr. “We thank the Posse Foundation and its donors for these generous,prestigious scholarship opportunities that will prepare our students for leadership and service.”

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

Congrats to these exceptional students and their accomplishments!

APS contributed to this article

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