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2002 Schol ar s


JaNeĂŠJackson West er nHi ghSchool " Col l egewi l lgi vemeabet t erchancet o succeedi nt oday' swor l d.Notonl yi st he f oc usaboutmebutal somanyyoung peopl ewi l lhaveonemor eexampl et o f ol l ow.Becausenei t heroneofmypar ent s f i ni shedcol l ege,Iwantt obet t ermysel f andmakemymot herpr oud.Si nceIhave beengi venachancet ogot ocol l egeIwi l l beabl et obet t ermysel f .Idonotwantt o bej ustanot herpr et t yf ace,butIwantt o havesomet hi ngt oof f ert hatset smeapar t f r om ever yoneel se. "


Dont ayJackson EdmondsonWest si deHi ghSchool " At t endi ngcol l egei sver yi mpor t antt ome,

becauseIwi l lbet hesecondofni nechi l dr en t opur sueacol l egedegr ee.Iwantt ol ear n asmuchasIcanandIknowt hatat t endi ng col l ege—especi al l yCol l egePar k—wi l lhel p

met oachi evemygoal s.Ihavebeent aught t hat' t heskyi st hel i mi t ' f orwel l educat ed youngpeopl eandIi nt endt obet he pr esi dentorCEO ofmyowncompanyone day .Idar emysel ft osucceedandmost i mpor t ant l y ,whenIam asuccessf ul cont r i but ort osoci et y ,Icanl ookbackand t hankt hecol l eget hatchangedmydr eams

i nt or eal i t y .Becauseoft heexper i encest hat I ' l lhavei ncol l ege,Icanhel pot her st o t r avelt hepat ht osuccess. "


Kar eem Br anch Sout hwest er nHi ghSchool " Educat i onbeyondhi ghschoolwi l lputme i nabet t erposi t i ont ohel pmyf ami l y , communi t y ,andgi vemet heki ndofl i f eI dr eam ofhavi ng.Themor eeducat i onI

pur sue,t hebet t ercar eeropt i onsIwi l lhave. Acol l egeeducat i onal sogi vesmeagood st ar ti nl i f ebyi ncr easi ngmyknowl edge andski l l s.Event houghcol l egei sj usta f ewmont hsdownt her oadf orme, Ic ont i nuet opl anf ort hemosti mpor t ant j our neyofmyl i f et i me.Thepat hIchoose canl eadt oabr i ght erf ut ur e. "


JamesBr ocki ngt on Nor t hwes t er nHi ghSchool " Iwantt of ur t hermyeducat i onbecauseI wantt omakesomet hi ngofmysel f . Myf at herset sagoodexampl eofwhata manshoul dbe.Hehasshowedmet o keepyourheadupwhent i mesar ehar d andnevergi veup.Hehasi nf l uencedme

t odowhatIhavet odot ohaveasuccessf ul l i f e.HeandIbot hagr eet hatcol l egei st he bestst epf ormeatt hi spoi nti nmyl i f e. "


Chr i st opherBr own Bal t i mor eCi t yCol l ege Hi ghSchool " Mygr andmot herwast heonewhof i r st i nt r oducedmet ot hei deaofget t i ngagood educat i onandgoi ngt ocol l ege.Eversi nce t hensheandt her estofmyf ami l yhave st oodbehi ndme,neveral l owi ngmet o gi v eup.Theyar emyf oundat i on,t he backboneofwhoIam.Somet i mesIdonยน t ev enseemysel fasani ndi vi dualbutmer el y apr oductoft hei rst r engt h. "


Jenni f erLewi s Bal t i mor ePol yt echni cI nst i t ut e " At t endi ngcol l egei si mpor t antt ome becausei twi l lpr ovi demewi t ht he oppor t uni t yt obecomeamor ewel l r ounded andopenmi ndedi ndi vi dual .Col l egewi l l pr ovi demewi t ht heknowl edgeand ex per i enceneededt opur suemydr eams andachi evemygoal s.Thechancet o at t endcol l egemakest hedr eamsand

as pi r at i onst hatwer eonceonl yunr eachabl et r eal i t y .Notonl ywi l lcol l egeal l owmet o pur suemycar eerofchoi ce,buti twi l l al s ogi vemeexposur et ovar i oust ypes ofpeopl e,cul t ur eandwaysofl i vi ng. Myf ocusi st oposi t i vel yi ncr easet he oppor t uni t i esavai l abl et omet hr ough t hecol l egeexper i ence. "


Mi sbhaQur eshi Nor t her nHi ghSc hool " Foraf i r st gener at i onki dl i keme,acol l ege educat i oni sver yi mpor t ant .Thi spat hwi l l setagr eatpr ecedentf ormyyounger si bl i ngsbecauset heyl ookupt ome.Idon' t wantt hem t of ol l owt hewr ongpat hnordoI wantt odi sappoi ntmypar ent s.Ihaveset hi ghst andar dsf ormysel ft hatwi l lonl ybe ac compl i shedt hr oughahi ghereducat i on. "


Kel l ySmi t h Sout her nHi ghSchool " Comi ngf r om ani nnerci t yschool ,al otof peopl ebel i evedt hatIwoul dnotat t end col l ege.Theybel i evedmyeducat i oni snot asgoodaspr i vat eschool sorcount y school s.I ti sver yi mpor t antt opr ovet oal l mydoubt er st hatIam notj ustanaver age nei ghbor hoodki d.Iam at t endi ngcol l ege andnot hi ngi sst andi ngi nmyway .Ihave wor kedt oohar dandsacr i f i cedt oomany ac t i vi t i est obet t ermyeducat i onandbe wher eIam t oday . "


I ngaFer guson PaulL.DunbarHi ghSchool " Notonl yi smyf ami l ysuppor t i veofmy educat i onalgoal s,t heyar et hr i l l edt hatI havedeci dedt oat t enda4yearuni ver si t y . Ev ent houghi thasal waysbeenmydr eam t oat t enda4yearuni ver si t y ,If eelt hat si ncemostofmyf ami l ydi dnotcompl et e t hei reducat i onalgoal s,Iam doi ngt hi sf or t hem aswel l .Asar esul tIhavepr omi sed t hem andmysel ft ogoasf arasi ti s r equi r edt obesuccessf ul . "

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