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Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation Awards $5,000 in Scholarships to Seniors

The Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation awarded ten scholarships to Paint Branch Seniors totaling $5,000.00 to be applied to the college or technical school of their choice.

The Educational Foundation awarded nine $500 Educational Foundation Scholarships. Also awarded was an Athletic Association Scholarship for $500.00 sponsored by the Paint Branch High School Athletic Association. The winning student-athlete earned at least one varsity letter, was academically successful in the classroom, and demonstrated leadership skills at school or in the community.

The seniors who won the scholarships are:

Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation Scholarships:

  • Maryam Abdur-Rahman, Montgomery College
  • Steven Anderson, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Davina Anyanwu, Towson University
  • Kelsie Challenger, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Glenn Jones, Jr., North Carolina A&T State University
  • Annabel Lee, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Sara Morgan, Howard Community College
  • Ayibatari Owei, Smith College
  • Abdul Samateh, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Paint Branch High School Athletic Association Scholarship:

  • Evan Burgess, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

All students were asked to write a 500 word essay interpreting and reacting to a quote from Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian Diplomat, seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, and co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.

“Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.” Kofi Annan

This quote resonated with the Educational Foundation Board Members because being a diverse school, Paint Branch students have always learned from each other, meeting people of different backgrounds, races, cultures, countries of origin, ethnic heritages, economic backgrounds, and so on, and becoming friends. Students were asked to interpret the above quote and relate it to their time here at Paint Branch High School as well as to their educational future.

From the initial group of applications, the Board of Directors selected the top applicants to interview. Interviews were then held and the ten scholarship winners were selected. The scholarships were presented to the students at the Academic Awards night held at Paint Branch High School in May 2017.

Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation Awards $4,500 in Scholarships to Seniors

The Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation awarded eight scholarships to Paint Branch Seniors totaling $4,500.00 to be applied to the college or technical school of their choice.

The Educational Foundation awarded six $500 Educational Foundation Scholarships. One $500 Mildred Berry Ziegler Scholarship was also awarded and sponsored by the Mildred Berry Ziegler Scholarship Fund. Also awarded was the third Jeanette E. Dixon Scholarship for $1000.00 sponsored by the Paint Branch Athletic Association. This scholarship was offered this year in honor of former principal, Jeanette Dixon, who retired in 2013. The winning student-athlete earned at least one varsity letter, was academically successful in the classroom and demonstrated leadership skills at school or in the community.

The seniors who won the scholarships are:

Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation Scholarships:

  • Brett Jones, American University
  • Calvin Sempebwa, Morehouse College
  • Melanie D. Doan, Florida Atlantic University
  • Jessika A. Agyepong, Spelman College
  • Aaron Kassman, Syracuse University
  • Ifechukwude Nwando Arah, University of Maryland, College Park

Mildred Berry Ziegler Scholarship:

  • Caitlin McBride, Johns Hopkins University

Jeanette Dixon Scholarship:

  • Jared Belke, University of Maryland, College Park

All students were asked to write a 500 word essay interpreting and reacting to a quote from American essayist, poet and leader of the Transcendentalist movement, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

This quote resonated with the Educational Foundation Board Members because it contrasts our inner selves against the things we do in life. Students were asked to interpret the above quote and relate it to their time here at Paint Branch High School as well as to their educational future.

From the initial group of applications, the Board of Directors selected the top thirteen applicants to interview. Interviews were then held and the eight scholarship winners were selected. The scholarships were presented to the students at the Academic Awards night held at Paint Branch High School in May 2016.

Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation Awards $4,500 in Scholarships to Seniors

The Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation awarded eight scholarships to Paint Branch Seniors totaling $4,500.00 to be applied to the college or technical school of their choice.

The Educational Foundation awarded six $500 Educational Foundation Scholarships. One $500 FlexEl Scholarship, was also awarded and sponsored by FlexEl LLC. This scholarship also includes the opportunity of a paid summer internship at FlexEl, located on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. Also awarded was the second Jeanette E. Dixon Scholarship for $1000.00 sponsored by the Paint Branch Athletic Association. This scholarship was offered this year in honor of former principal, Jeanette Dixon, who retired in 2013. The winning student-athlete earned at least one varsity letter, was academically successful in the classroom and demonstrated leadership skills at school or in the community.

The seniors who won the scholarships are:

Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation Scholarships:

  • Melanie Batchelor, Hamline University
  • Jorden Campbell, Barry University
  • Colin Creagan, Howard Community College
  • Jessica Hutchinson, Towson University
  • Lori Maszkiewicz, Salisbury University
  • Patrick Vigna, James Madison University

Flexel Scholarship:

  • Aman Anand, University of Maryland, College Park

Jeanette Dixon Scholarship:

  • Adeola Animasahun, University of Pittsburgh

All students were asked to write a 500 word essay interpreting and reacting to a quote from Theodor Geisel, commonly known as Dr. Seuss.

“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.” – Dr. Seuss

This quote resonated with the Educational Foundation Board Members because it reminds us how much the actions of one person can make a difference to someone else. Students were asked to interpret the above quote and relate it to their time here at Paint Branch High School as well as to their educational future.

From the initial group of applications, the Board of Directors selected the top ten applicants to interview. Interviews were then held and the eight scholarship winners were selected. The scholarships were presented to the students at the Academic Awards night held at Paint Branch High School in May 2015.

Paint Branch Educational Foundation Awards $4,000 in Scholarships to Seniors

The Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation awarded seven scholarships to Paint Branch Seniors totaling $4000.00 to be applied to the college or technical school of their choice.

The Educational Foundation awarded five $500 Educational Foundation Scholarships. One $500 FlexEl Scholarship, was also awarded and sponsored by FlexEl LLC. This scholarship also included the opportunity of a paid summer internship at FlexEl, located on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. Also awarded was the first Jeanette E. Dixon Scholarship for $1000.00 sponsored by the Paint Branch Athletic Association. This scholarship was offered this year in honor of former principal Jeanette Dixon who retired in 2013. The winning student-athlete earned at least one varsity letter, was academically successful in the classroom and demonstrated leadership skills at school or in the community. The seniors who won the scholarships are:

Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation Scholarships:

  • Harold Dorsey, Yale University
  • Melanie Herrera, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Michael Mensah, Washington College
  • Jordan Smith, Howard Community College
  • Minh Vo, University of Maryland, College Park

FlexEl Scholarship:

  • Nhi Le, University of Maryland, College Park

Jeanette Dixon Scholarship:

  • Lisa Mutooni, Duquesne University

All students were asked to write an essay interpreting and reacting to a quote from Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” How is your education at Paint Branch the tool to help you change the world?

From the initial group of applications, the Board of Directors selected the top twelve applicants to interview. Interviews were then held and the seven scholarship winners were selected. The scholarships were presented to the students at the Academic Awards night held at Paint Branch High School.

Paint Branch Educational Foundation Awards $3,500 in Scholarships to Seniors

The Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation awarded seven $500.00 scholarships to Paint Branch Seniors this spring to be applied to the college of their choice. One of the scholarships was funded by FlexEl, LLC. The students who won the scholarships are:

  • Robert Rhoads, Jr. – Towson University
  • Kenneth (KC) Hill – Salisbury University
  • Matthew Mai – University of Maryland, College Park
  • Jordan Pelton – University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (FlexEl, LLC scholarship)
  • Christopher Skipper – Virginia Tech
  • Prabhleen Aneja – University of Maryland, College Park
  • Zanib Aslam – Montgomery College

Students were asked to write an essay around the theme of “In recognition of the fact that 2013 is the 50th Anniversary of two historic events – the assassination of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, we present the following two quotes from these great men: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.” President John F. Kennedy: “We can help make the world safe for diversity. For in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”” Student responses were to interpret and relate the quote to their educational future and adult life.

From the initial group of essays, the Board of Directors selected the top nine. Interviews were then held with the top candidates and seven students were selected. The scholarships were presented to the students at the Academic Awards night held at Paint Branch High School.

Paint Branch Educational Foundation Awards $2,500 in Scholarships to Seniors

The Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation awarded five $500.00 scholarships to Paint Branch Seniors this spring to be applied to the college of their choice. The students who won the scholarships are:

  • Caroline Davis – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Robert DelSole – Bellarmine University
  • Rachel Morgan – Towson University
  • Bummah Ndeh – Morehouse College
  • Lola Soniregun – The Pennsylvania State University

Students were asked to write an essay around the theme of “Two of the most innovative people in our history said the following: “If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves [Thomas Edison]” and “I want to put a ding in the universe [Steve Jobs].”” Student responses were to interpret and relate the quote to their educational future and adult life.

From the initial group of essays, the Board of Directors selected the top eight. Interviews were then held with the top candidates and five students were selected. The scholarships were presented to the students at the Academic Awards night held at Paint Branch High School.