Big congratulations are due to three Metro high schoolers who are so determined to go to college they just received a combine $60,000 in scholarships from Dell Computers!
Brandon P. and Escarlet E., both of McGavock, and Dustin Binkley of Maplewood were all named 2012 Dell Scholars. The Dell Scholars program honors students who have a strong determination to succeed and great academic potential.
That's exactly why Brandon, Escarlet, and Dustin participate in the AVID program at their schools. AVID stands for 'Advancement via Individual Determination' and is designed for students who have a determination to graduate and attend college. AVID students work on their own and with tutors to learn study skills, leadership skills, test taking skills, organization skills, career opportunities, and time management as well as many other strategies for success in high school, college, careers, and life.
It took a lot of hard work to get where they are, and we say congratulations to all three of them. You are all stellar students!
P.S. - If Dustin's name looks familiar, it's because he was also the winner of this year's Hume Award for athletic sportsmanship and academic achievement AND he played on Maplewood's near-championship football team. What a year this guy's had!