Nineteen MCPS Students Receive Full-Tuition Posse Scholarships

January 3, 2014
Nineteen Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have been named recipients of full-tuition, four-year college scholarships from the Posse Foundation.

The Posse program identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential that may have been overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Forty-four colleges and universities each offer full-tuition scholarships to students throughout the country and create multicultural teams—called Posses—on each campus. These student teams receive professional guidance before and throughout college and provide support to one another. On campus, these students serve in important leadership roles.

Posse programs are located in nine different regions—Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, the District of Columbia, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans and New York—and nearly 1,600 students are nominated nationwide for the scholarships.

This year’s MCPS recipients come from 11 different high schools and will attend six different colleges.

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
-Jherron V. Sutton, attending Grinnell College

James Hubert Blake High School
-Bethany R. Hamson, attending Sewanee: The University of the South
-Victor M. Phimphachanh, attending Grinnell College

Montgomery Blair High School
-Minu Tshyeto K. Bidzimou, attending Grinnell College

Gaithersburg High School
-Mohamed F. Keita, attending University of Rochester
-Kent Martine P. Mok, attending University of Wisconsin-Madison

Northwood High School
-James D. Caruso, attending Grinnell College
-Jeffrey E. Miranda, attending Lafayette College

Poolesville High School
-Alejandra Torres Diaz, attending University of Wisconsin-Madison

Seneca Valley High School
-Gustave A. Nguenjio Njapon, attending Lafayette College
-Karen O. Somasundaram, attending Bucknell University
-Jessica Wu, attending University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sherwood High School
-Summer J. White, attending Grinnell College

Springbrook High School
-Jonathan M. Brown, attending Sewanee: The University of the South
-Tariro A. Kandemiri, attending Sewanee: The University of the South
-Anthony A. Ramos, attending Bucknell University

Watkins Mill High School
-Manish Dhungana, attending University of Wisconsin-Madison
-Krishna Mudwari, attending Grinnell College

Thomas S. Wootton High School
-Jackson I. Pierce Felker, attending Bucknell University

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