Atlanta, June 13, 2022: Centennial Academy recently awarded 24 alumni (Legends) from its 2018 graduating 8th-grade class with $1,000 scholarships to assist with books and other post-secondary associated fees.
Each awardee is a 2022 high school graduate and will continue their education through an undergraduate degree program or certification from an accredited college, university, or technical school. In order to receive the award, scholarship recipients completed an application, submitted personal essays, and participated in an interview.
"We are honored to give back to scholars from our 2018 Legends Class as a part of our commitment to the Centennial to College Continuum. Unlike traditional K-8 schools, we are invested in the lives of our graduates throughout high school, college, and beyond. These scholarship recipients have worked extremely hard and embody what it means to be high achievers, critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and ethical leaders in a global society." - Tequila Lamar, former Head of School
In its second year of the program, Centennial Academy will continue to award future graduates with scholarships on an annual basis.
"Centennial taught me to be a leader at all times and to make sure you're doing the right thing. My time there also taught me to persevere at all times and ask questions, even if it's hard. My teachers kept telling me, 'Ask questions, ask questions, ask questions!' and I'm not afraid to ask questions now." - Kamyra, 2018 Centennial Academy Legend
Congratulations to this year's scholarship recipients:
Sir Amos, University of Mississippi
Alejundria Avery, Middle Georgia State University
Victor Culpepper, Jr., Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
N'dea Delfish, Boston University
Jourdan Duncan, North Carolina State University
Joshua Edgecomb, University of North Georgia
Donovan Fuller, Clayton State University
Naziah Grandberry, Georgia Gwinnett College
Jayden Griffin, Clark Atlanta University
Breshae Harper, Georgia State University
Jerry Hill II, Georgia State University
Yussra Hussan, Georgia State University
Eman Hussen, Georgia State University
Kennedie Jackson, Oglethorpe University
Selah Kyle, Tennessee State University
Kamyra Little, Boston University
Christian Manuel, University of Georgia
Jayden Ramsey, Kennesaw State University
Justus Redding, University of Colorado Boulder
Carrington Ruffin, Tennessee State University
Laylei Saint-Vil, Louisiana State University
Chancellor Tanner, Georgia Tech
Veronica "Love" Thompson, The Elaine Sterling Institute
Absala Weldegiorgis, University of Dallas
Centennial Academy is a conversion charter school in the heart of Atlanta, educating scholars in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The school's mission is to provide educational equity through a rigorous STEAM curriculum to all of its scholars. The school's curriculum is centered in Project-based Learning with a focus on STEAM and Social-Emotional Learning. As a community school, Centennial Academy readily extends beyond its campus borders in strong partnerships with institutions of early and higher learning, industry, and social services such as Georgia Tech, Georgia Aquarium, YMCA Metro Atlanta, Georgia Natural Gas, The Coca-Cola Company, and The Integral Group.
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