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JP Schools “Posse Scholars” Earn Full Scholarships to Select Colleges & Universities

A record-tying number of students in Jefferson Parish Schools earned full scholarships to some of the nation’s top colleges and universities when the Posse Foundation announced its latest class of Posse Scholars.

Seventeen students from JP Schools were awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships to select colleges and universities. The students are from six JP high schools: Bonnabel Magnet Academy, Haynes Academy, Helen Cox High, John Ehret High, Patrick F. Taylor Academy, and Riverdale High.

“These young people embody what a successful graduate looks like in JP Schools. Not only are they high achievers in the classroom, but they’ve shown tremendous promise as leaders,” said JP Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. “I congratulate them on this national honor and can’t wait to see what they’ll do in the future to help make our world a better place.”

Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams —Posses — of students. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships.

Posse Scholars will participate in a seven month pre-collegiate training program. The Posse Foundation has chapters in New Orleans, Atlanta, the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Washington, D.C.

JP Schools also had 17 students named Posse Scholars last school year, a record number for the district.

The newest Posse Scholars from JP Schools selected to attend Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio are:

The Scholars attending the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana are:

The Scholars attending the Tulane University in New Orleans are:

The Scholars attending Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois are:

The Posse model works for both students and college campuses and is rooted in the belief that a small, diverse group of talented students—a Posse—carefully selected and trained, can serve as a catalyst for individual and community development. As the United States becomes an increasingly multicultural society, Posse believes that the leaders of the 21st century should reflect the country’s rich demographic mix. The key to a promising future for our nation rests on the ability of strong leaders from diverse backgrounds to develop consensus solutions to complex social problems. Posse’s primary aim is to train these leaders of tomorrow.

Jefferson Parish Schools is the largest and most diverse public school system in
Louisiana and the 98th largest in the nation. Our system of 85 schools serve around 50,000 students on both sides of the Mississippi River. With approximately 7,000 employees, JP Schools is one of the largest employers in Jefferson Parish. Our district exists to provide the education our students deserve to succeed in life and make our world a better place.