2015 DCSAA Academic Scholarship Awards Program

Fifteen DCSAA student-athletes representing 14 schools received scholarships. (Photo by Cory Royster/DCSAA)

Several of the District’s brightest student-athletes were recognized at the D.C. State Athletic Association’s (DCSAA) Student-Athlete Academic Scholarship Reception at the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives on May 6.

DCSAA Executive Director Clark Ray was joined by school, community and government leaders to honor the student-athletes. Each of the 15 high school seniors will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used for college expenses, courtesy of Modell’s Sporting Goods and the Wendy’s Co.

The scholarship recipients represented 14 different schools, including public schools, public charter schools and private schools. They were selected based on their participation in interscholastic athletics, success in the classroom and contributions to the community.

City council member Elissa Silverman (At-Large) provided a pair of tickets for each of the Washington Wizards’ two upcoming playoff games that were raffled off among the scholarship winners.

The scholarship winners are: Tarik Abraham, Washington Latin Public Charter School; Joshua Bain, Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School; Abigail Bibb, Woodrow Wilson Senior High School; Angel Cheeks, Friendship Collegiate Academy; Alexis Coates, Woodrow Wilson Senior High School; Robera Jinfessa, Bell Multicultural High School;  Deja Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School; Emily Kaplan, Georgetown Visitation School; Brandon Lucas, St. John’s College High School; Dominique Matthews, McKinley Technology Education Campus; Hannah Natanson, Georgetown Day School; Aaron Parrish-Dean, Thurgood Marshall Public Charter School; Michael Pearson, KIPP DC College Preparatory; Nigel Robinson, Gonzaga College High School; and Briana Walker, Anacostia Senior High School.