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Students From BCPS Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders Program Qualify For Posse Foundation

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Congratulations to 10 Broward County Public Schools high school students from Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders (MTL) who are now semi-finalists for the Posse Foundation Program (PFP). The PFP is a college access and leadership development program that identifies and recruits high school students with strong academic and leadership potential to attend college. The PFP partners with colleges and universities throughout the United States to award four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships to students who become Posse Scholars.
Last month, 27 MTL students from Plantation High School and Boyd Anderson High School participated in first round interviews for the PFP.  First round interviews consisted of over 1,000 students from high schools throughout South Florida. Ultimately, 60 students will be selected for the PFP. During the selection process students participate in activities designed to elicit their team building, communication, problem-solving and leadership skills. 
Of the students participating in first round interviews, 10 are now semi-finalists including: Marie Bozor, Abigail Graham and Taisha Saintil from Boyd Anderson High and Abigail Acceus, Andre Bee, Yunique Bryant, Dopheline Noel, Elizabeth Normil, Ruth Pierre and Kristi Wright from Plantation High. They now move on to the next round of the competition in hopes of being named a Posse Scholar.  
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 237 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 100 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 135 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @Browardschools, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.