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Thirteen FCPS Students Win National Achievement Scholarships
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From Fairfax County Public Schools:

The National Achievement Scholarship program is a privately financed competition founded in 1964 specifically to honor scholastically talented Black American young people and to increase their opportunities for higher education.  The program is conducted by NMSC, a not-for-profit organization. The scholarships in this announcement are funded by approximately 30 corporate organizations and professional associations and by NMSC. ?

Thirteen Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students are among more than 800 students nationwide who have won Achievement Scholarships from the 2011 National Achievement® Scholarship program (NASP). The Achievement Scholarships are awarded to Black American high school seniors to be used for undergraduate study at any regionally accredited United States college or university.

The FCPS students named National Achievement┬« Scholars, with their probable career fields in parentheses, are: 

  • Kidist Ketema of Annandale High School (medicine).
  • Maria Ali of Lake Braddock Secondary School (neuroscience).
  • Kyle Belfort of Lake Braddock Secondary School (medicine).
  • David Harris of Lake Braddock Secondary School (aerospace engineering).
  • Arianna McQuillen of Lake Braddock Secondary School (mechanical engineering).
  • Fatima Mubarak of Robinson Secondary School (law).
  • Daniel Barnes of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) (engineering).
  • Kelli Keith of TJHSST (business).
  • Sabrina Mohamed of TJHSST (biomedical engineering).
  • Robert Orleans-Pobee of TJHSST (engineering).
  • Darcey Pancoast of TJHSST (biomedical engineering).
  • Aaron Williams of TJHSST (medicine).
  • Nshira Turkson of West Springfield High School (medicine).

Each of the students received $2,500 National Achievement Scholarships supported by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the NASP, with the exception of Mohamed, whose educational plans or other awards preclude receipt of a monetary scholarship.  Her name is included in the public announcement in recognition of outstanding performance in the competition.  

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