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Meet the Promise Scholars class of 2019

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On May 10, graduating seniors at East Tech High School in Central received their awards to celebrate accomplishments throughout their high school career. A large percentage of those graduating seniors are residents of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, a collective network of residents, organizations and educators focused on improving health and education outcomes for families and children in Central. These students spent the previous several months building relationships with the Promise team. At the awards ceremony, the Promise team distributed scholarships to each of the Promise seniors.

“We hope these will help you get started in your post-secondary education,” said Richaun Bunton, Promise Initiative Manager, when she addressed the group. “We expect truly great things of you, to be the examples of the Promise that this neighborhood has.”

Dyshanna Perkins, East Tech HS Class of 2019

Promise awarded each individual $500 to start college. The Promise seniors will meet with the team again in June at the second annual Promise College Roundtable, where the graduates will have the opportunity to speak with current college students and alumni about what to expect when they head to college.

Two of the scholars, Essian Jalil and Dyshanna Perkins, were hand selected by East Tech principal Temujin Taylor for the 2019 East Tech Principal’s Award, which demonstrates strength of character and potential.

Congratulations to all graduates! Our 2019 scholars are:

  • Fatimoh Adebayo
  • Montana Burns
  • Darion Crenshaw
  • Destanee Dallas
  • Ajamonae Dowdell
  • Tyric Drane
  • Gregory Elma
  • Cierra Gunn
  • Essian Jalil
  • Brooke King
  • Domanick Leach
  • Da’Von Martin
  • Jordan McDowell
  • Aiana O’Neal
  • Dyshanna Perkins
  • Eric Pickett
  • Kenitra Robinson
  • Kevon Sellers
  • Kaila Terrell
  • Devell Walker

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is the lead partner of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood.

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