MLK grad earns $2 million in scholarships, recognized by Superintendent and Board of Education

During the July 10 Board of Education meeting, Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School graduate Alana Burke was honored for her continued demonstration of DPSCD’s core value of excellence, which states, “Be relentless in your pursuit of greatness. Be bold and innovate. Learn from your mistakes. Hold yourself and others to high standards.”

Ms. Burke earned $2 million in scholarships and grants from 20 colleges, graduating high school with a 4.2 weighted GPA, ultimately accepting a full-scholarship to the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor where she plans to major in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Her accomplishments were credited from a strong community, including all her teachers, counselors and her principal, Dr. Deborah Jenkins.

During her high school career, Ms. Burke remained active in a variety of extra-curricular activities and attended a prestigious summer journalism program at Princeton University.

Congratulations, Ms. Burke on your achievements!

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