DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson, the keynote speaker at last night's College and Career Senior Challenge, praised the seniors who have participated in the One World Writing Program, saying "'Learning in action' involves preparation and practice."
And that is what these 25 seniors did! Six weeks of intensive workshops followed the in-school portion of the program, and all that hard work was on display last night - through their presentations and their poster boards. The crowd was at capacity, filled with family, friends, teachers, principals, and many from the business and philanthropic communities. Not to mention the 25 amazing judges, who faced the task of evaluating the students to determine who would earn scholarships.
Note: New photos as of April 2016 below - and watch a new video featuring the Senior Challenge students!
Here are the winning students from each participating school.
Anacostia: Tiffiney Crum, Scholarships & Parental Involvement
Ballou: Ana Sanchez, College & Sports Scholarships
Banneker: Abriana Luke-Scales, Education in Single-Parent Families
Bell: Brenda Serrano, Careers in the Environmental Sciences
Cardozo: Luis Sanchez, Opportunities for Undocumented Students
Dunbar: Tre'Zhon Delaney, Student Loans
EL Haynes: Johnny Menjiuar, College Dropouts
Eastern: Rico McCard, Supporting College-Bound Students
McKinley Tech: Kevon Williams, Paying College Athletes
Phelps: Nakya Robinson, Religion In Education
Roosevelt McFarland: Hanna Gebremeskel, SAT Requirements
Roosevelt STAY: Keith Addison, Financial Literacy
Washington MET: Dazminic Charles, Advancing Technical Careers
Wilson: Ramiro Forty, Career Choice
Special thanks to:
Our SponsorsAlvarez & Marsal
Hattie M. Strong Foundation
Robert and Nancy Torray
Our PartnersDC Library
DC Public Schools
Rotary Club of Capitol Hill
Photos from the 2016 One World Celebration, held April 13, 2016.