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.

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