Washington University’s College Prep Program welcomes ninth cohort

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Members of the sixth cohort of the College Prep Program graduated April 24. The ninth cohort will start the multiyear program next month. (Photo: Jerry Naunheim Jr./Washington University)

Washington University in St. Louis has admitted 50 rising high school sophomores to its ninth cohort of the innovative College Prep Program, a multiyear initiative that prepares high-achieving students with limited financial resources for college.

The students represent 25 public, private and charter schools from across the region. As College Prep scholars, they will spend three summers studying in Washington University laboratories and studios, attending classes led by university faculty and learning the skills needed to thrive in college. Throughout the academic year, students will reconnect to attend university cultural events and meet with university experts to navigate the college application process.

“I am consistently impressed with the level of thoughtfulness and individuality that our scholars bring to the table, and cohort nine scholars are true examples of that,” said Ashley Prince, assistant director of programming and scholar success. “We are excited to learn from them while they learn from us over the next few years.”

Past graduates have received scholarships to colleges across the nation, including Washington University in St. Louis, Yale University and Howard University.

The 2022 College Prep Scholars are:

Affton High School

Adelle Burr

Eldin Skampo

Bayless High School

Selma Hadzic

Haydin Rushing

Bishop DuBourg High School

Arianna Tankins

Brentwood High School

Kyra Williams

Cahokia (Ill.) High School

Camron Gines

Jewel Harris

Willow Harris

Olivia Montgomery

Cor Jesu Academy

Marlene Garcia

Gateway STEM High School

Keisean Robinson

Ronny Soto Flores

Hancock High School

Ajsela Skeledzic

Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls

Lakyesha Massey

Modiest Phillips

Hazelwood East High School

Oladipupo Fadeyi

Paul Lawal

KIPP St. Louis High School

Darwinae Beck-Bey

​​Lindbergh High School

Sebastian Glick

Vivian Le

Sapphire Nguyen

Lavia Raof

Maplewood Richmond Heights High School

Jaeda Hodge

McCluer High School

Adrianne Burr

Bali Nelson

STEAM Academy at McCluer South-Berkeley

Keira Avalos

Leilani Billups

Abigail Duggan

Agarius Simpson-Johnson

Dani Strehle

McKinley Classical Leadership Academy

Jayla Agnew

Giovanni Corrales

Elijah Flenoid

Xaunte Howell

Jasmine Mack

Mikala White

Metro Academic and Classical High School

Adaleta Kugic

Pattonville High School

Israela Agnram

Bryan Manjarrez

Parkway Central High School

DaMya Irving

Ritenour High School

Bryan Cuatianquiz-Rodriguez

Kriss Davis

Rockwood Summit High School

AliSajjad Almamori

Hussan Alrubayie

Ridwan Osman

Rosati-Kain High School

Amerynn Smith

St. Joseph’s Academy

Yareli Martinez

St. Louis University High School

D’Corey Jordan

Vashon High School

Keyonna Wilson

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