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JPPSS Posse Scholars Earn Full Scholarships to Select Colleges & Universities

A record number of students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System 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 JPPSS were awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships to select colleges and universities. The students attend nine different JPPSS high schools: Bonnabel Magnet Academy, Haynes Academy, Helen Cox High, John Ehret High, Higgins High, Patrick F. Taylor Academy, Riverdale High, Thomas Jefferson High, and West Jefferson High.

“Being a Posse Scholar is a great accomplishment and something that will impact these young people for the rest of their lives,” said JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph. “It’s impressive to see the number of students and the high schools they represent grow each year.”

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 10 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 starting in late January. The Posse Foundation has chapters in New Orleans, Atlanta, the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Washington, D.C.

The newest Posse Scholars from JPPSS 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: