|Project ENRICH Seniors|
Saluting the Seniors
Yesterday, the focus was on the program's seniors and what the four years of participation has ingrained in them as they prepare for college. That was a way of reaching back to the juniors, sophomores and freshman about what to look forward to as they continue their high school studies toward college. The seniors took turns recalling their Project ENRICH experiences through the four years: field trips,college tours, career day talks and of course the annual April essay contest. The seniors passed along advice to the students they are believing behind and evoked a specials sense of pride as they announced their college choices for the Fall: Morgan State University, Towson University, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Frostburg State, Virginia State and even faraway paces like the University of Alabama and Tennessee, where one student is enrolled in a joint program at Fisk University-Vanderbilt University.
|The Gamma Pi Project ENRICH Support Team|
MacKenzie Summer was given the top honor yesterday by being named the "#1 senior" in Project ENRICH. In addition to her and Antoinette Mason (Perseverance award winner), other senior award winners were Miracle Iweala (Manhood), Adam Pinkney (Scholarship) and Cesi Taboada (Uplift). Brother Cox personally pledged $800 of his own money toward tuition for the four award winners -- $200 for each winner representing the Omega Psi Phi Four Cardinal Principles: Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift.
Winners of the annual essay contest were also recognized for each grade level. Freshmen: Rudy Jules, Donovan Fowler (First place); Gammon Gresham (Second); Willie Hines (Third). Sophomores: Brandon Jones (First), Makyla Massie (second), and Aaron Lorenzo (Third). Juniors: Shayne Dennis (|First); Niaye Greene, Brittany Jennings (Second); Chidera Ken-anueyiagu (Third). Seniors: MacKenzie Summer (First); Ragime Young (Second); Cesi Taboada, Miracle Iweale (Third)
Celebrating "40" With a Commitment to Scholarship
For Gamma Pi, which is celebrating 40 years, Project ENRICH represeinnts the chapter's commitment to the Cardinal Principle of Scholarship. It is operated in conjunction with the academic year and focuses on students in the Prince George's County schools. The students meet one week a month at Bowie State University for lectures, activities, informational sessions and hearing from experts about college financial aid and scholarships.
In addition to Brothers Hines and Cox, the Project ENRICH teams also consists of Brothers Lawrence Branch, Otis Fowler, Brett Blake and Don Norwood (Juniors),
You can watch the entire Project ENRICH closing ceremony on the Web at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gamma-pi-on-location. The program was broadcast live and is 65 minutes long. Also, visit Project ENRICH on the web at www.projectenrich.org or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/projectenrichprogram
Here are some photos from the event provided by Brother Norwood: