Former students continue pursuit of excellence
Please take a moment to acknowledge these alumni and former students who have distinguished themselves through their achievements, scholarly pursuits and continued committment to excellence.
Jasmine Larry (Imani '06) received the 2010 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship. Jasmine plans to attend Vanderbilt University, where she will take the first steps to pursue a career in medicine. She was named a National Achievement Scholars Semi-Finalist in 2009. In 2008, her coaches at St. John's School named her the Most Improved Player on the track and field team. For three consecutive years, she earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award Silver Medal presented by the USA Freedom Corps. Jasmine also generously gives her time and efforts to community service projects locally as well as participating in missions in countries such as Costa Rica.
Imani alumna Ariel Smith (Imani '06) earned a full paid scholarship to Stanford University. Often referred to as the "Harvard of the West", Stanford University is a world-renown research institution with a highly-selective admissions process. As an Imani student, Arielle had her first foray into collegiate excellence when she was invited to participate in the Duke Talent Identification Program (T.I.P.). Founded at Duke University, this exclusive program selects 7th graders from across the nation - with high standardized test scores - to take the ACT or SAT college entrance exam. Way to go Arielle! We're so proud of you!
Nicholas was selected to serve on the 2010-2011 National Youth Advisory Board for the Souper Bowl of Caring. He is one of ten high school students from across the nation chosen to join the Board to help fight hunger and poverty in America. He credits Ms. Carol McNeil for exposing him to the mission of the Souper Bowl of Caring Organization. As a member of the Imani Beta Club, under Ms. McNeil's leadership, Nicholas became interested in the cause and has since supported the vision of the Souper Bowl of Caring.