Five PG County students awarded Posse Scholarships

  • UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Five seniors in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) have been named 2018 Posse Scholars and will receive four-year, full-tuition college scholarships from colleges and universities who partner with The Posse Foundation.

    “Congratulations to our Posse Scholars. They are some of the hardest-working, brightest students in our school system,” said Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer for PGCPS. “Thank you to the Posse Foundation for providing our students with financial assistance to further their education.”

    PGCPS students joined 45 others in the region recently for The Posse Foundation annual awards ceremony at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C.

    Next fall, Posse Scholars from across the nation will enter partnering colleges and universities in multicultural groups of 10 known as “posses.” Throughout their college career, they will support each other and receive ongoing assistance from The Posse Foundation. Students participating in the Posse program have a 90 percent college graduation rate, and have proven to make a difference on campus and in their professions.

    Posse Scholars from Prince George’s County include:

    Student School College
    Christopher Aguila Northwestern High School University of Rochester
    Michaela Blow Friendly High School Sewanee: The University of the South
    Raven Truxson Bowie High School Bucknell University
    Jordan Walls Eleanor Roosevelt High School University of Rochester
    Renae Whittington Bowie High School University of Rochester

     

    For more information on The Posse Foundation and the Posse program, visit www.possefoundation.org.

    Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation’s 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.

The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.

To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at davidhiggins@southernmarylandchronicle.com

Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II




© 2019 The Southern Maryland Chronicle. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.