UPDATE: Read more about South Atlanta High scholarship winner Alyssia Clore here.
Twenty-nine Atlanta Public Schools students have been awarded 2010 Gates Millennium Scholarships – more than any other school district in the nation. A total of 1,000 students across the country were awarded these prestigious college scholarships, which can be used to pursue degrees in any undergraduate major at the college or university of the recipients’ choice. These scholarships cover students’ tuition, room and board through undergraduate school and beyond for recipients who elect to pursue advanced degrees.
“This achievement is most certainly a testament to our dedicated and hard-working teachers and school-based staff and administrators,” said APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall. “It is also a tribute to our high-performing students who truly earned this national recognition.”
In addition to financial assistance, Gates Millennium Scholars receive academic support, mentoring and leadership training. Past recipients have a five-year graduation rate of nearly 80 percent.
APS students who earned this year’s Gates Millennium Scholarships are:
Mays High: Elicee Edgers, Erika Clater, Jasmine Herndon
Washington High: Quanteshia Tennyson, Chelsea Falcone, Shaeroya Earls, Kamalia Blunt, Mia Philpot, Deonte Bridges (pictured, above)
Carver School of Health Sciences & Research: Toyia Gray, Jhamarcus Jones, Briahna Head, Brittany Magee, Orane Douglas
Carver School of Technology: Javon McLester
Carver Early College: Randie Henderson, Cerise Clarke
Therrell School of Health Science & Research: Zyer Beaty
Therrell School of Law, Government & Public Policy: Justin Savage
Douglass High: Cachet Pinson, Marieh Scales, Ashley Wilson, Jared Vallair
Maynard H. Jackson High: Chelsea Little
North Atlanta High: Aundrea Collins, Tykeria West, Celeste Gee, Graves Taylor
South Atlanta High School of Health Science & Research: Alyssia Clore