Marshall Fundamental Secondary School seniors Jonathan Garcia, Briana Johnson, Miles Kealing, Zyanya Rizzo, and Diego Zambrana were selected to receive a four-year full tuition leadership scholarship from the Posse Foundation. The five Marshall Posse Scholars are among 100 students from the Los Angeles area who will each receive awards estimated at $190,000.
Jonathan Garcia plans to attend Hobart & William Smith Colleges and plans to major in Mathematics. His career interest is in engineering.
Briana Johnson plans to attend Middlebury College, where she will be a Pre-med Major. She plans to be a pediatrician.
Miles Kealing plans to attend Tulane University, where he will major in Business with interest in Public Policy.
Zyanya Rizzo plans to attend Hobart & William Smith and will major in Biology. She plans to be trauma surgeon.
Diego Zambrana plans to attend Kalamazoo College with a major in Sociology. He plans a career choice in public relations.
The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits, and trains student leaders from high schools to form multicultural teams called “Posses” of 10 Posse Scholars. Marshall’s 2019 Posse Scholars will attend top colleges or universities as part of supportive, multicultural teams or “Posses.”
In addition to full-tuition scholarships, each Posse Scholar participates in weekly faculty mentoring and other supportive activities. During their Posse Induction Ceremony the scholars were charged to continue their scholarly endeavors, to continue their impact as empowered leaders, and to go to college as advocates for change.
Marshall Fundamental School is a public school in the Pasadena Unified School District serving students in grades six through twelve. U.S News and World Report named it a 2018 Silver Medalist Best High School. The State of California, State Superintendent Torlakson, and Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye awarded Marshall Fundamental the Civic Learning Award of Excellence in 2018, and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) name Principal Mark Anderson Ph.D. the State of California Secondary Principal of the Year in 2018.
For more information about Marshall Fundamental School www.pusd.us/Marshall