Brianna Christian is a senior at Hamilton High School. She is held in high regard by her teachers for her tenacity and devotion to contributing her talents to the school and community. She hones her leadership skills through her involvement with Milwaukee’s Pearls for Teen Girls afterschool program and serves on the Hamilton High School Student Council. Also, she has worked as an intern at the Milwaukee Art Museum. In light of her dedication to education Brianna participates in College Possible—a program that promotes higher education through college visits and college preparation courses. She has a 3.5 G.P.A and aspires to have a career in education and attend Lawrence University or Alverno College.
Henry Eruchalu is a senior at Morse Marshall High School. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Marshall’s Link Crew—a student initiative that allows upperclassmen to mentor incoming freshmen and help them navigate the transition to high school. Described by his teachers as a model student, Henry is part of the National Honor Society and participates in College Possible—a program that promotes higher education through college visits and college preparation courses. He has a penchant for science and was a runner up in the 2012 Milwaukee County Science Fair. Henry has a 3.7 G.P.A and has his eye set on a career as a doctor. His intent is to pursue biomedical Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison or Florida Technological University.
Kayla Madlock is an honor student at Milwaukee Lutheran High School with a 3.9 GPA. Kayla aspires to graduate from high school in the top 10 percent of her class; and to attend Mount Mary University to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Kayla had the honor of being presented as one of the 2013 debutantes of Epsilon Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Her passion for serving the community is demonstrated through her volunteerism with the Milwaukee Rescue Mission and The Hungry Task Force of Greater Milwaukee. Kayla is the recipient of the 2010 African American Educator’s Committee Award, 2012 First Place Winner of Black History Writing Contest and a three-time award winner of Excellence from the Department of Public Instruction. Kayla is involved in several clubs and organizations which include the Yearbook club, Prom Committee, Women’s Choir, EIP Student, and is a youth member of the NAACP.
Collins McClain is a senior at Riverside University High School. His teachers praise him as diligent and dependable student who is a great asset to the school community. He displays his leadership skills through his involvement with the Top Teens of America program and as a member of Riverside’s Link Crew, responsible for assisting incoming freshmen navigate the transition to high school. Also, on account of his passion for sports, Collins is a dedicated member of Riverside’s Cross Country Team. He has a 3.0 G.P.A and has plans for a career in journalism or business administration and hopes to study at either Clark Atlanta University or Tennessee State University.
Maasio Mohamed is a senior at Washington High School of Information Technology. From serving the community as a volunteer with the Milwaukee Rescue Mission to his role as one of Washington’s Leadership Ambassadors, Maasio has embraced opportunities to lead and set an example for his peers. His drive to succeed has led him to apply and gain acceptance into the State of Wisconsin Youth Apprentice Program and now works as an Information Technology Youth Apprentice in the Technology Department of Milwaukee Public Schools. Coming to the U.S. as a refugee from war-torn Somalia, Maasio has had to begin a new life without his family and friends who remain in Somalia. In spite of the odds, Maasio balances his work and extracurricular activities and maintains a 3.8 G.P.A. He is determined to make his family proud and has his mind set on pursuing studies in electrical engineering and computer science at Marquette or the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Darian Perkins is a senior at Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School. Described as a devoted student, Darian has a vast amount of abilities beyond academics and is involved with many extracurricular activities and clubs at her school as well as in the community. Whether it is volunteering at Milwaukee’s AIDS Resource Center or serving as a member of King’s varsity volleyball team, Darian proves to be a committed leader. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and the Youth Health Service Corps and maintains a 3.8 G.P.A. Her intent is to study either pre-medicine or biomedical engineering at the University of Chicago or the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Avrianne Seals is a senior at Washington High School of Information Technology. Regarded as an exemplary student, Avrianne is a top athlete at Washington who has made meaningful contributions as captain of the Girls Soccer and Tennis teams and through her community involvement with the S.T.O.P (Students Talking It Over With Police) program. She has also spent many summers as a volunteer for various summer festivals in Milwaukee. With a 3.2 G.P.A. Avrianne hopes to pursue a career in law and plans to attend the University of Evansville or Butler University.
Mrs. Johnson’s legacy has
awarded more than $500,000 to Milwaukee area students to assist them in their pursuit of college careers.
Quinton Thomas, is a senior at Shorewood High School. He is a diligent student who has used his voice to inspire both his peers in better understanding and taking actions to improve the community. Since 2011 he has been part of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Youth Prevent Violence Initiative Leadership and has championed the importance of putting an end to bullying as well as ending gun violence in the Milwaukee. Quinton has a 3.1 G.P.A. and plans to study engineering at the University of Notre Dame or Rochester Technical University.
Aaron Wilder is a senior at Riverside High School. A self-described leader, Aaron hones his community leadership skills through the myriad of volunteer opportunities he takes on, including work with Milwaukee’s Urban Underground youth program and serving as a mentor to incoming freshmen through Riverside’s Link Crew . Recognized as a student who gives his best effort in his school work, Aaron is a member of the National Honor Society and has a 3.8 G.P.A. He hopes to study business or geographical science at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater or the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Deondre Wright is a senior at Bradley Technology and Trade High School. He is regarded by his teachers as a caring student who is not only dedicated to his studies, but also one who works hard in the community. From working as an usher at the Tripoli Shrine Center in Milwaukee, to participating in public discussion of the breakdown of communication and lack of trust among youth and older adults through his involvement Chain of Dreams Intergenerational Symposium, Deondre is on track to be a stellar leader. He has a 3.9 G.P.A. and intends to pursue a career in chemical or mechanical engineering and attend Marquette University or the Milwaukee School of Engineering.