Class of 2011 Prestigious Academic Achievers 

All students have received an Associates of Arts degree and most will complete their undergraduate degrees in two years


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Suwratul Thnayn Abdullah

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School will attend: Full Sail University – Creative Mind Scholarship Recipient

Academic Interests: Digital Art & Design

Extracurricular Involvement: Martial Arts, Sports, Music, Poetry. National Honor Society Member

Hayley C. Andrews

School will attend: GWU – Elliott School of Int’l Affairs – Scholarship Recipient

Academic Interests: Languages

Extracurricular Involvement:  Studied abroad in Italy for one school year – all subjects taught in Italian; Served as an intern at Casa Italiana, Washington, DC – translating documents and assistant teacher for their children's program. National Honor Society Member

Natalia Nicte Brito

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School will attend: University of Southern California – Trustee Scholarship Recipient

Academic Interests: Film Production/Language & Writing

Extracurricular Involvement:  Production Intern at Gala Hispanic Theater and National Honor Society Member.

Antarah Crawley

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School will attend: GWU – Scholarship Recipient

Academic Interests:Journalism/Mass Communications/Fine Arts

Extracurricular Involvement Interest in using visual arts to communicate social issues and the philosophies of world religions and cultures.  Antarah has found his "voice" in writing, journalism and painting, after years of having created animated videos.  He plans to continue his undergraduate studies at GW, participating in extracurricular activities that allow him to have a voice in the local arts community.  This GWECP start has allowed him to plan a four-year program that includes a master’s degree.

Gabriela J. Cruz

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School will attend: GWU – Scholarship Recipient

Academic Interests: Health/Medicine

Extracurricular Involvement:  Teacher Asst: Elementary School level, violin instructor, SWW AMSA (American Medical Student Assoc) Group Leader, Internship at Georgetown Medical Library. Plans to attend medical school

Tyrec Marcus Grooms

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School will attend: University of Mary Washington – Scholarship Recipient

Academic Interests: Political Science/Public Policy/International Relations

Extracurricular Involvement: Congressional Page Program Participant, Congressman Ron Kind Intern, White House Intern, Georgetown Meyers Institute for College Preparation, Debate Team. Plans to attend law school    

Sarah Hillware

School will attend: GWU – Elliott School of Int’l Affairs – Scholarship Recipient

Academic Interests: Global Public Health/Pre Med

Extracurricular Involvement:  Children’s’ Hospital Volunteer. MEDLIFE Team Leader; Int’l Peace Quest Institute President; Miss DC America Finalist 2011. Plans to attend medical school

Fabien Navidi-Kasmai

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School will attend: Temple University – Scholarship Recipient

Academic Interests: Music & Film and Digital Media

Extracurricular Involvement:  Cycling and Stage Band member;  National Honor Society Member

Erica Lamberson

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School will attend: Emory University – Scholarship Recipient

Academic Interests: Mathematics/Psychology/Architecture

Extracurricular Involvement:  Passionate about serving her community, and does so in many ways including through Jack and Jill of America and the United Nation Foundation's Girl Up campaign. She also enjoys playing basketball, drawing, and cooking. She made the Dean’s List while a GWECP student and is currently considering the possibility of attending graduate school for architecture in the future. 

Henry Liu

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School will attend: University of Maryland, College Park

Academic Interests: Engineering

Extracurricular Involvement:  Japanese Culture Club, Emmaus Senior Center Volunteer

Nina Liu

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School will attend: GWU

Academic Interests: Political Science/Psychology

Extracurricular Involvement:  Transitional Housing Corp Volunteer, Annual Walk for the Homeless volunteer, Robinson Law Firm intern

Pernilla Persson

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School will attend: Bates College

Academic Interests: Math & Psychology

Extracurricular Involvement:  Horseback Riding, Swedish School, National Honor Society Member

Gabrielle J. Russell

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School will attend: GWU – Scholarship Recipient

Academic Interests: Fine Arts & Pre-Med

Extracurricular Involvement:  Internship at Georgetown University, GlobMed Organization Member, Certified Life Guard – GW, Nat’l Honor Society. Plans to attend medical school

Naomi Ruth Wilkins

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School will attend: GWU – Scholarship Recipient

Academic Interests: Fine Arts- Fashion Design

Extracurricular Involvement:  Concert Choir, Praise Dancer, National Honor Society Member, Mayor’s Youth Leadership Institute Participant

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