Delaware College Scholars recently announced the newest cohort of students in its program.

Students are: Kevin Adams, Smyrna High School; Hadiatou Bah, Brandywine High School;

Brena Barron, Milford High School; Jaylyn Biven, Sussex Central High School; Alicia Bland, Caesar Rodney High School; Mya Burrell, Appoquinimink High School; Miranda Burton, A.I. duPont High School; Alyjah Callahan, St. George’s Technical High School; Destiny Cheeks, Mounts Pleasant High School; Clauje’ Cole, Smyrna High School; Meisha Coles, Christiana High School; Cierra DePrisco, Lake Forest High School; Youssouf Drame, William Penn High School; Lyncie Etienne, Laurel High School; A’Deja Farlow, Sussex Central High School;

Silya Filo, Concord High School; Diana Flores, Hodgson Vo-tech High School; Jianna Fluellen, St. George’s Technical High School; Iesha Green, Cape Henlopen High School; Amani Griffin, Dover High School; Marsha Hardin, Howard High School; Abbrielle Henry, Concord High School; Nathaya Ingram, William Penn High School; Cindy Lin, Milford High School; Kira Lyons, William Penn High School; Daniel Maldonado, Delcastle Technical High School; Josue Martinez Moret, Howard High School; Connor McNamire, Lake Forest High School; Krista Monaghan, Thomas McKean High School; Abena Nimako, Christiana High School; Jason Nolasco-Menchaca, William Penn High School; Charles Nyakundi, Christiana High School; Francia Olliver, Christiana High School; Sara Parker, Laurel High School; Tiara Parker, Polytech High School; Elvis Perez-Mazariegos, Seaford High School; Giovanna Reilly, A.I. duPont High School; Talley Ridgeway, Polytech High School; Kayla Rutherford, Indian River High School; Leomarie Sanchez, Cape Henlopen High School; Katysha Serrano-rosa, Thomas McKean High School; Brenna Shaw, Hodgson Vo-tech High School; Alyssa Staley, Woodbridge High School; Shyliah Washington, Seaford High School; Savannah Willard, Caesar Rodney High School; Aaliyah Wilson, Middletown High School; Justin Yeung, Dover High School; and Tommy Zheng, Brandywine High School.

These scholars, who are rising juniors, will spend three weeks at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown where they will live and study together for three weeks for each of the next three summers. Students, who are selected through an application process, come from low-income households and will often be first generation college students.

Beginning June 12, DCS’ new scholars will begin a reading, writing and discussion-based curriculum. The students will receive college mentorship, learn about and visit different colleges and form lasting relationships with their peer groups that have similar academic goals. Once this summer’s program is complete, the students will continue the program for the next two summers, where they will complete intense academic and residential experiences. They will apply to college with the help of one-on-one advising, learn about financial aid and scholarships, explore strategies for college major and course selection and formulate a plan to complete a successful freshman year of college.

To date, 92 percent of Delaware College Scholars have gone on to a four-year institution of higher education.

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