Four graduating high school seniors were selected by the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) to receive 2017 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships. Each grad gets $5,000 for continued education in a STEM-related field.
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The four were chosen for their academic performance, leadership qualities, and community involvement. The annual awards are given to black and Hispanic seniors from high schools in the 68 urban school districts represented by CGCS.
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2017 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholars
Caleb Myers, who attended Townview School of Science and Engineering in Dallas, TX. Myers plans to study chemical/biomedical engineering at Prairie View A&M University, an Historically Black University (HBCU).
Robin Ryce, who graduated from Renaissance High School in Detroit MI will study engineering at the University of Michigan.
Diana Moreno, who graduated from Maxine L. Silva Health Magnet High School in El Paso, TX. Moreno will pursue a biochemistry degree at the University of Texas El Paso, an Hispanic-Serving Institution.
What is the Council of the Great City Schools?
It is the only national organization representing urban public schools needs exclusively. CGCS comprises 68 large city school districts. It promotes urban schools and advocates for their students through legislation, research and media relations.
Dr. Bernard Harris
Former NASA astronaut, and Physician, Dr. Bernard Harris Jr., created the scholarship for his nonprofit, The Harris Foundation. It invests “in community-based initiatives to support education, health and wealth.”