Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Six GCS Seniors Earn National Achievement Scholarships
Six Greenville County Schools seniors were among approximately 800 outstanding Black American high school seniors to receive $2,500 Achievement Scholarship® awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
The recipients are:
- Maegan E. Seawright, Hillcrest High School - Probable Career Field: Surgical Medicine
- Bonnie O. Harris-Lowe, J. L. Mann High Academy - Probable Career Field: Video Game Design
- Kathryn Briana Jones, Mauldin High School - Probable Career Field: Chemical Engineering
(National Achievement Newmarket Corporation Scholarship)
- Myron J. Reese, Jr., Mauldin High School - Probable Career Field: Mechanical Engineering
- Brittany A. Walker, Mauldin High School - Probable Career Field: Biomedical Engineering
- Brandon T. Byrd, Wade Hampton High School - Probable Career Field: Acting
These awards, totaling over $2 million, are financed by grants from 34 corporate organizations and professional associations, and by National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The National Achievement Scholarship Program is a privately financed academic competition specifically to honor scholastically talented Black American youth and to provide scholarships to a substantial number of the most outstanding participants in each annual competition.
The Achievement Scholar designees include recipients of National Achievement® $2,500 Scholarships. About 100 Scholars, including Kathryn Brianna Jones of Mauldin High, are winners of corporate-sponsored Achievement Scholarship awards. These winners were selected from Finalists who met the specific criteria of their grantor organizations.