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Students from local high schools win CMSD scholarships

(Plain Press, September 2014) Two Lincoln West students and one Max Hayes student were among 13 Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) students awarded scholarships at the Army of Believers luncheon on August 1st.  Students from citywide magnet schools were awarded the remainder of the scholarships.

Yu “Mike” Zhang of Lincoln West High School was awarded a $10,000 scholarship by CMSD Board Chair Denise Link. The scholarship went along with the 2013 Urban Educator of the Year honor Link won at the Council of Great City Schools’ annual conference. Zhang, who will study chemical engineering at Ohio State-Mansfield, also received a $5,000 scholarship from the CMSD’s Army of Believers.

Guadaloupe Rogel, also of Lincoln West High School, was awarded a $5,000 Army of Believers Scholarship. Rogel plans to major in sociology at Columbia University.

Nicholas James Gehler of Max Hayes, who will study mechanical engineering at Cleveland State University, received a 2014 Eaton Scholarship.

Four students from Cleveland Early College at John Hay received Army of Believer scholarships: Jamekia Nicole Nelson who will major in engineering at Ohio State University-Mansfield; Jennifer Tan Nguyen of who will major in business at John Carroll University; Meilenys Idbel Peraza who will major in Japanese at Ohio State; and Toneisha Decarla Stubbs who will major in pre-Med at Kenyon College.

Four students from MC2STEM High received 2014 Eaton Scholarships: Precious Nishea Moore, who will study biology at Hampton University; Brittany Shanee Murphy, who will study mechanical engineering at the University of Akron; Austin Lee Pope, who will study marketing at Bowling Green State University; and Joshua David White, who will study international business at Hawaii Pacific University.

Two John Hay students received the Community Service Scholarship: Toni L. Airaksinen of the School of Architecture and Design at John Hay High, who will study urban studies at Barnard College; and Brittany Hope Kincaid of the School of Science and Medicine at John Hay, who will study psychology at John Carroll University.

The $5,000 Army of Believer, Eaton and Community Service scholarships were awarded to students with the requirement that they be enrolled in a post-secondary institution for the 2014-15 school year. The scholarships may be used toward expenses for tuition, books and student housing. The CMSD Scholarship Committee awarded the scholarships based on students’ academic record, future plans, goals, exemplary community service, need, a written essay and an interview. The 13 scholarship winners were chosen from 104 applicants. CMSD Chief Academic Officer Christine Fowler Mack presented the scholarships to the students at the scholarship luncheon.

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