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Afro-American society honors GSBA Scholar

by Cameron Probert
| May 23, 2017

About 425 Tri-City students were recognized at a special ceremony Sunday for maintaining a 3.0 grade point average this school year.

The Afro-Americans for an Academic Society has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to students since the 1990s.

Six seniors were recognized for being part of the program starting in the fourth grade and they were given scholarships for college. They are (l-r):

AAAS studentsKevin Augustine, 18, Richland High School, plans to attend Columbia Basin College to pursue a degree in electrical engineering.

Jazmin Grant-Ruud, 18, Hanford High School, plans to attend Columbia Basin College to pursue a degree in medicine.

Abum Okemgbo, 17, Hanford High School, plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania to pursue a degree in bio-engineering.

GSBA Scholar Ryan Wagstaff, 18, Richland High School, plans to attend the University of Washington to pursue a degree in medicine.

Mariah Johnson, 18, Hanford High School, plans to attend Georgetown University to pursue a degree in government.

Celeste Jones, 18, Chiawana High School, plans to attend Washington State University to pursue a degree in nursing.