Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Fourteen FCPS Students Receive National Achievement Scholarships
Fourteen Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students are among more than 800 students nationwide who have won Achievement Scholarships from the 2012 National Achievement® Scholarship program (NASP). The Achievement Scholarships are awarded to Black American high school seniors to be used for undergraduate study at any regionally accredited United States college or university.
The FCPS students named National Achievement® Scholars, with their probable career fields in parentheses, are:
· Katherine Branche of Langley High School (medicine).
· Stephen Preston, Jr., of Langley High School (aerospace engineering).
· Brandon Allen of Marshall High School (biology-law).
· Nana-Kwabena Adjapong Abrefah of McLean High School (mathematics).
· Gabrielle Tate of Oakton High School (mechanical engineering).
· Beakal Gezahegn of South County Secondary School (medicine).
· Austin Chustz of South Lakes High School (medicine).
· Ian Crutcher of South Lakes High School (engineering).
· Chantelle Ekanem of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) (chemical engineering).
· Adrienne Ivey of TJHSST (engineering-computer science).
· Stephanie Pitts of TJHSST (medicine).
· Alexandria Sutton of TJHSST (medicine).
· Mickeal Taylor of TJHSST (electrical engineering).
· Bryan Williams of TJHSST (computer science).
Each of the students received $2,500 National Achievement Scholarships supported by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the NASP, with the exception of Tate, whose educational plans or other awards preclude receipt of a monetary scholarship. Her name is included in the public announcement in recognition of outstanding performance in the competition.
The National Achievement Scholarship program is a privately financed competition founded in 1964 specifically to honor scholastically talented Black American young people and to increase their opportunities for higher education. The program is conducted by NMSC, a not-for-profit organization. The scholarships in this announcement are funded by 29 corporate organizations and professional associations and by NMSC.
Note: For more information, contact the FCPS Department of Communications and Community Outreach at 571-423-1200.