15 Gwinnett students earn National Achievement scholarships

SUWANEE -- Fifteen Gwinnett County Public School students from the Class of 2012 have been selected as recipients of National Achievement Scholarships, an honor awarded to "outstanding black American high school students considered as having the strongest record of accomplishments and greatest potential for academic success in college."

Local seniors who received the awards join more than 800 other students from across the nation getting scholarships totaling more than $2 million as part of the annual National Achievement Scholarship competition sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

The chosen students represent 10 of the district's traditional high schools and a charter school.

Students include the following:

-- Kerra I. Jones, neonatology, $2,500, Berkmar

-- Adrian Bortier Alabi, electrical engineering, $2,500, Brookwood

-- La'Ron-Chenee H. Tracey, international law, NMSC Scholarship, Brookwood

-- Matthew H. Pack, engineering, $2,500, Central Gwinnett

-- Michael C. Glover, biomedicine/research, IKON Office Solutions Foundation Scholarship, Collins Hill

-- Nana-Adjoa Owiaah Kwarteng, medicine/anesthesiology, $2,500, Grayson

-- Alyssa M. Napier, scientific research, $2,500, Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology

-- Grace B.M. Assaye, pediatric neurology, $2,500, Mountain View

-- Anthony A. Morgan, pediatrics, NMSC Scholarship, Norcross

-- Caela A. Abrams, psychology, $2,500, Parkview

-- Jennifer A. Bunkley, chemistry, $2,500, Parkview

-- Philip M. Musey, government service, $2,500, Parkview

-- Bria N. Fincher, public policy/economics, $2,500, Peachtree Ridge

-- Kia K. Quinlan, pediatrics, $2,500, Peachtree Ridge

-- Elim S. Almedom, secondary education, $2,500, Shiloh


kevin 3 years, 6 months ago

15 out of 150,000. Wow, what a great school system we have.


Award88 3 years, 6 months ago

Only 1/3 of the Gwinnett County students would qualify. You had to be black to get this scholarship.


Ajahold1 3 years, 6 months ago

Only 800 scholarships were awarded in the nation. Out of those 800, 15 were awarded in Gwinnett. I would say that was an enormous achievement.


LoganvilleResident 3 years, 6 months ago

Unless the school system has 150,000 black seniors, you have no idea to accurately figure out anything. Keep spewing your venomous hate.

We have one of the best public school systems in the state and country.


Karl 3 years, 6 months ago

I've read kevin's comments here for awhile. He's not the sharpest knife in the drawer.


ACC12_SEC13Booster 3 years, 6 months ago

Congratulations to the aforementioned students on their academic achievements.

I wish these students and every other student in Gwinnett County Public Schools the best of luck in the pursuit of their future endeavors.


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