Detroit City Council Honors
Detroit College Promise Scholars
with Spirit of Detroit Award
Media Release: 9 July 2013 - for immediate release
Contact: Nat Pernick, M.D., Executive Director, 248/646-3269
Detroit City Council President Saunteel Jenkins and the Detroit City Council honored several Detroit College Promise Scholars with Spirit of Detroit awards at today's City Council Meeting. These students were among those who received scholarships from the Detroit College Promise for the 2013-14 college year. The scholarship is awarded to Detroit Public School students who live in Detroit, and attend Michigan public colleges and universities.
Students honored today include:
- Terrell Harris (Renaissance High School), attending University of Michigan-Flint
- Ah-Janai Hudson (Cass Tech High School), attending Michigan State University
- Danielle Jackson-Johnson (Communication & Media Arts High School), attending Michigan State University
- Tochukwu Ndukwe (Renaissance High School), attending University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
- Dawnantoni Riley (Cass Tech High School), attending Western Michigan University
- Jalia Stevenson (Renaissance High School), attending Oakland University
- Andrew Stinson (Cass Tech High School), attending Ferris State University
- Lorin Wilkins (Renaissance High School), attending Schoolcraft College
- Kayla Young (Cass Tech High School), attending University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Dr. Nat Pernick, Founder and Executive Director, thanked the Council, and also presented them with T-shirts from the recent Annual Reception honoring the students.
The Detroit College Promise is a tax exempt Michigan charity, now in its fifth year of awarding scholarships. Its mission is to motivate Detroit students to make education a priority. Its long term vision is to strengthen the Detroit Public Schools, not only to help the students, but to increase Detroit's population and improve the local economy.
Photos from the Presentation are attached (with links to larger images).