Spring 2017| Posse Bay Area Quarterly


Posse Bay Area Welcomes Newest Class of Scholars

Posse Bay Area kicked off 2017 with the inauguration of 21 young leaders from Bay Area high schools at an awards ceremony in the heart of San Francisco. These students were awarded four year, full-tuition scholarships by Posse Bay Area’s partner institutions, the University of Puget Sound (UPS) and Boston University (BU).

The Posse Awards Ceremony was attended by over 200 guests, including Scholars’ families and friends, high school counselors, and representatives from the partner universities. The event also featured Posse Scholars from the Bay Area’s inaugural Posse, which matriculated at UPS in fall 2016. Four of those Scholars took to the stage to officially welcome the newest class, presenting each with a white rose as a symbolic passing of the torch.

Shenita Graham, the associate director of multicultural recruitment at BU, welcomed the 11 BU Scholars to the Terrier community.

“It is a huge honor and responsibility to be a Posse Scholar, to uphold the standard of excellence for the BU Posses that have come before you and will come after you,” said Shenita. “The road ahead for you is one of hard work, growth, openness, new realities, laughter, and Posse love. You have an ever-growing Posse community welcoming you with open arms, and you will join a dynamic network of four other on-campus Posses and six BU alumni Posses.”

Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial delivered an inspiring message to the Scholars and their families.

The 21 scholarship recipients hail from San Francisco, Daly City, Richmond, Oakland, and San Lorenzo.  

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