• UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Five seniors in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) have been named 2018 Posse Scholars and will receive four-year, full-tuition college scholarships from colleges and universities who partner with The Posse Foundation.

    “Congratulations to our Posse Scholars. They are some of the hardest-working, brightest students in our school system,” said Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer for PGCPS. “Thank you to the Posse Foundation for providing our students with financial assistance to further their education.”

    PGCPS students joined 45 others in the region recently for The Posse Foundation annual awards ceremony at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C.

    Next fall, Posse Scholars from across the nation will enter partnering colleges and universities in multicultural groups of 10 known as “posses.” Throughout their college career, they will support each other and receive ongoing assistance from The Posse Foundation. Students participating in the Posse program have a 90 percent college graduation rate, and have proven to make a difference on campus and in their professions.

    Posse Scholars from Prince George’s County include:

    Student School College
    Christopher Aguila Northwestern High School University of Rochester
    Michaela Blow Friendly High School Sewanee: The University of the South
    Raven Truxson Bowie High School Bucknell University
    Jordan Walls Eleanor Roosevelt High School University of Rochester
    Renae Whittington Bowie High School University of Rochester


    For more information on The Posse Foundation and the Posse program, visit www.possefoundation.org.

    Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation’s 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.