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Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Celebrates 2023 Posse Scholars

18 January 2023

CPS students make up majority of Class of 2023 Posse Scholars

CPS Office of Communications

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CHICAGO –  Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is proud to announce that 84 CPS students, from both District-managed and Charter high schools, will be awarded more than $18 million in full‐tuition leadership scholarships from The Posse Foundation.

The Posse Foundation, established in 1989, identifies, recruits and trains students from national local public high schools and sends them in multicultural teams — Posses — of 10 students to colleges and universities across the country. Award recipients have collectively won close to $2 billion in full‐tuition merit scholarships from Posse partner schools.

Of the 101 Chicago-area students awarded scholarships, dubbed “Posse Scholars,” 84 attend CPS-managed or charter high schools while the remainder attend local private or suburban schools. Posse scholars earn scholarships based on student leadership abilities, work in team settings and a desire to succeed, among other criteria.

“Last school year, I challenged our juniors to surpass the amount of scholarships won by the Class of 2022 and it appears that this year’s graduating class is on track to meet that challenge,” said CPS CEO Pedro Martinez. “Congrats are in order for the more than 80 CPS District and charter students who’ve won the Posse Scholarship.”

Posse scholars will be recognized at the Posse Chicago Awards Ceremonies from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 18 and 19, at Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts,  915 E. 60th St. on the University of Chicago campus. Students receiving scholarships from specific colleges and universities will be recognized on one of the two days, depending on the institution. 

Posse has been recruiting wonderful students from the Chicago Public School system for the past 22 years,” Posse Foundation President and Founder Deborah Bial said. “We are very proud to partner with CPS. Congratulations to the newest class of Chicago’s Posse Scholars and their families.”

The 60 scholars from District-managed high schools are as follows: 

Student Name 

High School   

College/University Attending

Ayesha Abdiel

George Westinghouse College Prep High School

Cornell University

Inaya Abdul

Whitney Young Magnet High School

Cornell University

Halima Ahmed

Sullivan High School

Oberlin College

Victoria Alemayehu

Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Gabrielle Anchondo

Lindblom Math and Science Academy High School

Middlebury College

Armand Andry III

Lincoln Park High School

Oberlin College

Juan Arellano

Hancock High School

Connecticut College

Juliza Ariza

Lane Tech College Prep

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Nadyia Boyechko

Lane Tech College Prep

DePauw University

Madisyn Burke

Lane Tech College Prep

Oberlin College

Ben Gabriel Chang

Steinmetz College Prep

DePauw University

Brianna Clay

Bogan Computer Technical High School

Connecticut College

Madison Cofield

Lindblom Math and Science Academy High School

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dulguun Damdinbayar

Lane Tech College Prep

Connecticut College

Diamoni Davis

Kenwood Academy High School

Connecticut College

Yehansa Dissanayake

Taft High School

University of Michigan

Michelle Dolinskyy

DeVry Advantage Academy

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mandy Dominguez

Alcott College Prep

Oberlin College

Menami Gordon

Lane Tech College Prep

University of Michigan

Tejas Goswami

Lane Tech College Prep

University of Michigan

Stephanie Granobles

Whitney Young Magnet High School

Pomona College

Cai Greathouse

Lindblom Math and Science Academy High School

Trinity College

Arai Hardy

Payton College Preparatory High School

Middlebury College

Jordan Hart

DeVry Advantage Academy

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Elena Hernandez Cornelio

Lane Tech College Prep

Cornell University

Joshua Jara-Morocho

Schurz High School

Trinity College

Omar Jimenez Jr

Hubbard High School

Middlebury College

Samiya Johnson

Kenwood Academy High School

Trinity College

Ryan Johnson

King College Preparatory High School

Trinity College

Joanna Lam

Northside College Preparatory High School

Pomona College

Angelica Lopez

Curie Metropolitan High School

Cornell University

Mekhiah McFadden

Simeon Career Academy High School

Oberlin College

Yaquelin Medina

Solorio Academy

Pomona College

Aleksa Milic

Taft High School

Middlebury College

Joseph Morco

Amundsen High School

Pomona College

Angelica Mota

Juarez Community Academy High School

DePauw University

Damaris Najera

Kelly High School

DePauw University

Michael Nash

Englewood STEM High School

Pomona College

Karyme Nevarez

Brooks College Preparatory Academy

Trinity College

Leyna Nguyen

Northside College Preparatory High School

University of Michigan

Davion Nutall

Simeon Career Academy High School

Pomona College

Fathia Ogunsola

Amundsen High School

Cornell University

Yasin Omer

George Westinghouse College Prep High School

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rafael Ortiz

Hancock High School

DePauw University

Daisy Pacheco

North-Grand High School

Oberlin College

Princess Pyle

Taft High School

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Jonathan Rodriguez

Disney II Magnet School - Lawndale Campus

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Michael Rubio

Hancock High School

University of Michigan

Jessica Salinas Rodriguez

Lake View High School

Trinity College

Melissa Silva

Senn High School

Oberlin College

Melanie Silva-Bermeo

Mather High School

Connecticut College

Vincent Smith

Corliss High School

DePauw University

Andrew Solomon

Brooks College Preparatory Academy

Connecticut College

Walter Szczebywlok

The Ogden International School of Chicago High School

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Maya Terry

Brooks College Preparatory Academy

Cornell University

Shantiah Watt

Jones College Preparatory High School

University of Michigan

Keirra Williams

Roosevelt High School

Oberlin College

Henley Wu

Jones College Preparatory High School

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Malik Young

Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Vincent Zheng

Back of the Yards College Prep

Cornell University



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