Twenty-One High School Students Receive Kathy and Jerry Wood Scholarships

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—Twenty-one Prince George’s County high school students named Kathy and Jerry Wood scholars. Students who display financial need and exceptional promise receive full tuition and fees for four semesters at Prince George’s Community College. Each recipient must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.   

"Thanks to the generosity of foundations like the Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation, talented students who face financial challenges are able to pursue their dreams of achieving a higher education at Prince George’s Community College,” said Tracy Harris, dean of enrollment services at Prince George’s Community College.    

Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation 2012 Scholars are Je’Vonie Alston, Fairmont Heights High School; Nallely Arriaga, Parkdale High School; Rebecca Akinrotoye, Northwestern High School; Tiffany Barber-Alexander, Laurel High School; Toni-Bernarda Barnes, Northwestern High School; Yanie Bun, Duval High School; Erick Calderon-Caceres,    Bladensburg High School; David Flores, Parkdale High School; Jenny Flores, Parkdale High School; Rosa Hernandez, High Point High School; Joy Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt High School; Danielle Kenner, Friendly High School; Sakarin Kongsinjarernchai, Surrattsville High School; Lauren LeCounte, Largo High School Katrina Ramiscal, Gwynn Park High School; Trerese Roberts, Largo High School; Jeferson Tabuga, Frederick Douglas High School; Cameron Taylor, Dr. Henry A. Wise High School; Rimsha Wasim, Eleanor Roosevelt High School; Alex Williams, Potomac High School; Sierra Wright, Duval High School.         

Students will be honored on September 19, 5-7 pm, Largo Student Center, Community Rooms A, B and C. For more information about scholarships at Prince George’s Community Colleges, visit  http://www.pgcc.edu/Paying_for_College/Scholarships/Scholarships.aspx. 

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at  www.pgcc.edu, follow on  Twitter Facebook, Foursquare,  LinkedIn and tune-in to  Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m. 

 

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