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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. If you are an alumni and would like to update us on your success please contact us!

Jasmine Larry

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.


Ariel Smith

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!


Tarion Taylor-Anderson

The talented Tarion Taylor-Anderson took his show on the road to the Big Apple. Tarion was awarded a scholarship to study at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. A noted thespian that excelled in musical theater at HSPVA, Tarion's future is as bright as Times Square.




Nicholas Armstrong-Brooks

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. 

Khandice Kenebrew

Know any good lawyers? Now, you do. Meet Khandice Kenebrew, Harvard Law School Class of 2013. Khandice joined the ranks of President Barack Obama, Hill Harper and other famous and lesser knownBlack and African-Americans who attended the prestigious law school in Cambridge, Mass. Khandice credited the foundation and nurturing she obtained at The Imani School for establishing the blueprint for her future successes. She also thanks Mrs. Patricia H. Williams for her support and guidance throughout her years at Imani - particularly as she battled asthma.

Ellisa Bray

  • National Achievement Finalist
  • National Honor Society
  • National Spanish Honor Society
  • Played Benetha in the HSPVA Black History Production ofRaisin


Burniss Earl Travis II

Burniss, an acclaimed bassist, attended The Imani School in his youth. Travis now resides in Brooklyn, N.Y. where he is pursuing a career in music - playing alongside acts as diverse as A Tribe Called Quest, Roy Hargrove and Stefon Harris. 

Destiney Taylor 
Alumna Destiney Taylor earned an invitation to join Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. The freshman at Sam Houston State University earned a spot on the Dean's List as well as an invitation to join the highly selective ALD Honor Society.

Angela Dyson
Congratulations to Imani alumna Angela Dyson! Angela (Imani '08) made the Dean's List her first semester at DePaul University. Founded in 1898, DePaul University is the largest Catholic university in the nation and the largest private institution in Chicago. Angela Dyson (right) made the Dean's List the first semester of her freshmen year.