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Graduation 2014

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A former DeKalb County student received the President’s Second Mile Award at Savannah State University during the 184th commencement ceremony on May 10. The award is one of the highest honors presented to graduating college seniors and is based upon character, values, leadership and service to the university and the community.

 

Shara Bennett, majored in political science and received the award for her leadership as president of the NAACP Collegiate Chapter and Sisters Striving for Excellence. Her other campus involvement included Student Government Association, Tiger Ambassadors, Student Orientation Leaders, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

 

In the community, Bennett’s passion for voluntarism has included projects with the Inner City Night Shelter, Boys and Girls Club and Second Harvest Food Bank. Bennett plans to study abroad and attend a pathway program for recent graduates interested in government careers. Bennett, who is from Stone Mountain, is a graduate of Stephenson High School.

 

The other winner of the prestigious award, was Anita Taylor, a homeland security and emergency management major, received the recognition for her stellar leadership as president of the degree program’s student organization, which was heavily involved in numerous campus and community projects the Inner City Night Shelter, the Home Depot Hurricane Expo and various security simulations.

 

In June, Taylor will join the Federal Emergency Management Agency Corps in Vicksburg, Miss., as a field team leader for disaster response. A native of Holly Hill, S.C., Taylor attended Cross High School.

 

At each commencement ceremony, the President’s Second Mile Award is presented to a deserving student or students in recognition of stellar and meritorious achievement.

 

Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s 4,800 students select degree majors from 26 undergraduate and five graduate programs in the three colleges – Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Sciences and Technology – and the School of Teacher Education.

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Listed above:

 

DeKalb County:

 

Arabia Mountain (Magnet Program):

 

Dallas Turner
Amera Dixon

 

Arabia Mountain:

 

Fabian Flowers
Victoria Bailey

 

 

 

Cedar Grove:
Ashjah Hall    

 

Chandler Ector

 

 

 

Chamblee Charter (Magnet Program):      

 

Abhijith Bathini
Sounak Das

 

Chamblee Charter:

 

Lizaremi Luna-Sousa
Nayden Velev

 

 

 

Clarkston:
Phat Chang      

 

Kim An Ta

 

Columbia (Magnet Program):      

 

Tecora Lawrence
Taivon Watkins

 

Columbia:    

 

Mikirra Bullard
LaDarrius Heath

 

Cross Keys:
Kui Sit Cristian

 

Padilla Romero

 

DeKalb Early College Academy:
Naud Ghebre    

 

Anthena Butler

 

DeKalb School of the Arts:
Emma Rary      

 

Eliza Guinn
       

 

Druid Hills:
Adriano Iqbal  

 

Vivian Lee

 

Dunwoody:  

 

Mallory Harris
Jennifer Hardister      

 

Elizabeth Hardister

 

Martin Luther King, Jr:
Indigo Gill    

 

Romane Moore

 

Lakeside:    

 

Emma Heneine    

 

Danielle Wagner
Anna Wickham

 

Lithonia:
Kristin Jamison

 

Brianna White
       

 

Ronald E. McNair:
Justin Jenkins  

 

Luis Salmeron
       

 

Miller Grove:
Janae Williams  

 

Jazlyn Grier
       

 

Redan:
TyKeria Davidson        

 

Kiandra Smith

 

Southwest DeKalb (Magnet Program):       

 

Damian Horton
Chelsea Jackson

 

Southwest DeKalb:

 

Darsan DeShazier
Gabrielle Ash

 

Stephenson:
Zoe-Ann Robertson      

 

Nadaysia Brooks
       

 

Stone Mountain:

 

Vy Huynh
Thi Thong      

 

Jamarquise Huston

 

Towers:
Aliyah Copeland

 

Jack Nguyen

 

Tucker:     

 

Ummar Jamal    

 

Huy Diep
Ryan Strickland

 

 

 

 

 

Rockdale County:

 

Salem:

 

Vikash Pankaj Patel
Kenya Nycole Joyce Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

Heritage:

 

Tajumade Faminu
Ellen Dement

 

 

 

Rockdale County:

 

Brooke Gable
Brianna Patton

 

Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology:
Sonam Brahmbhatt
Aaron Barron

 

 

 

 

 

Gwinnett County:

 

 

 

Archer

 

Matthew McNeely

 

Amber Fleeman

 

 

 

Berkmar

 

Mati Nemera

 

Hong-Hanh Thi Nguyen

 

 

 

Brookwood

 

Elion Bufi

 

Martha Weber

 

Central Gwinnett High

 

Braden Glover

 

Hannah Supple

 

Savannah Holbrook

 

 

 

Collins Hill

 

Riley Poynter

 

Allison Burg

 

 

 

Dacula

 

Melissa Johnson

 

Heather Nikole Gee

 

 

 

Duluth

 

Justin Choi

 

Abhirup Ramachandiran

 

 

 

Grayson

 

Sydney Wade

 

Chandler Ray

 

 

 

Gwinnett County Online Campus

 

Abigrace Diprima

 

Shona Jackson

 

 

 

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

 

William Jin

 

Michael Wang

 

 

 

Lanier

 

Virginia Oliver

 

Ashley Bahrenburg

 

 

 

Meadowcrek

 

Cindy Nguyen

 

Hannah Dinh

 

 

 

Mill Creek

 

Hyeon Woo Shim

 

Timothy Le

 

 

 

Mountain View

 

Sandrine Lefebvre

 

Stephen Jenkins

 

 

 

 

 

Norcross

 

Nicole Willis

 

Rakin Mohammed

 

 

 

North Gwinnett

 

Eunhye Choi

 

Apoorva Gangavelli

 

 

 

Parkview

 

Aprotim Cory Bhowmik

 

Michael Yu

 

 

 

Peachtree Ridge

 

Rikhil Shah

 

Leigh Johnson

 

 

 

Shiloh

 

Rebeka Zahirovic

 

Nahom Solomon

 

 

 

South Gwinnett

 

Chi Nguyen

 

Kimarah Laurent

 

 

 

 

 

Gates Millennium scholars 

 

 

 

 The Gates Millennium Scholars Program was established in 1999 by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In order to reach and support its constituents, the organization has partnered with the American Indian Graduate Center Scholars, the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and the United Negro College Fund.

 

These high school seniors join a group of 1,000 students from across the nation to receive the honor this year.  In addition to the full scholarship for undergraduate work, the Gates Millennium Scholars also qualify for funding to cover graduate and doctoral work in the areas of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. The program, funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, promotes academic excellence for outstanding minority low-income students.

 

According to school representatives, in order to earn the scholarship, the seniors participated in a lengthy and competitive application process. Honorees were selected based on a review of their academic record, community involvement and extracurricular activities and their families’ need for financial assistance. The program recognizes high-achieving African American, American Indian/Alaska Native (must provide proof of tribal enrollment), Asian/Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students.

 

 

 

We salute these exceptional high school students in our community.

 

 

 

This year’s honorees from DeKalb are:

 

Njeri Bennett of Arabia Mountain

 

Amera Dixon of Arabia Mountain

 

David Shoneye of Arabia Mountain  

 

Juwan Thompson of Arabia Mountain

 

Yusra Ahmedin of Chamblee  

 

Muhozi Aimable of Chamblee

 

Tluang Cer of Clarkston

 

Kim An Ta of Clarkston

 

Chao Lin of Cross Keys

 

Ashton Jordan of Dunwoody

 

David Smith of Lithonia

 

Deona Clayton of McNair  

 

Vy Huynh of Stone Mountain

 

Ekue Kagni of Stone Mountain

 

Thi Thong of Stone Mountain

 

Peri Green of Southwest DeKalb

 

             

 

Gwinnett’s honorees are:
Micheline Amisi of Archer

 

Oluwatomisin “Tomi” Adelusi of Brookwood

 

Paula Deroseney of Dacula

 

Chinye Ijeli of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and
Technology
Jonathan S. Conde-Peraza of Meadowcreek
Nabilah Khanam of Meadowcreek

 

Caridad Milanes of Meadowcreek

 

Thaxton Lipscomb of Mountain View

 

Thien-Phuoc Do of Norcross
Josselyn Garcia of Norcross
Benazir Haseen of Norcross

 

Annie Yang of North Gwinnett
Hildana Haileyesus of Parkview
Brian Chung of Peachtree Ridge

 

Brandon Johnson of Shiloh

 

 

 

Rockdale’s honorees are:

 

Angelina Allen of Rockdale County

 

Aqib Momin of Rockdale County (Magnet Program)  

 

Chelse Steele of Rockdale County (Magnet Program)

 

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