Delaware College Scholars announced the newest cohort of students — Cohort 5 — slated to begin its program.

Students hailing from Kent and Sussex counties include: Tameeyah Bowden, Sussex Central High School; Darwine Daniel, Seaford High School; Mallina Emory, William Penn High School; Zulma Escalante, Sussex Central High School; Alondra Estrada, Indian River High School; Etienne Mikerlange, Laurel High School; Kylie Fothergill, Woodbridge High School; Raven Gaeta, First State Military Academy; James Givens, Sussex Central High School; Jada Hudson, Early College High School at Delaware State University; Danika Joseph, Milford High School; Corina Kwok, Dover High School; Carly LePore, Dover High School; Alicia Lopez, Sussex Central High School; Avianna Machado, Smyrna High School; Leah Miller, Laurel High School; Jasmine Morris, Seaford High School; Makayla Moyer, Caesar Rodeney High School; Sherley Pouloute, Polytech High School; Adriana Prado-Burris, Smyrna High School; Corey Self, Lake Forest High School; Milton Valenzuela, Caesar Rodney High School; and Pilar Willey, Woodbridge High School.

These scholars, who are rising juniors, will live and study together, along with students chosen from New Castle County as well, at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown for the next three summers.

Starting June 13, DCS’ newest scholars will begin a reading, writing and discussion-based curriculum. While immersed in a college-like residential atmosphere at St. Andrew’s School, the students will receive college mentorship; learn about and visit different colleges; and form lasting relationships with their peers who have similar academic goals. Once this summer’s program concludes, the students will continue the program for the next two summers, where they will complete intense academic and residential experiences. They will apply to college with the help of one-on-one advising, learn about financial aid and scholarships, explore strategies for college major and course selection and formulate a plan to complete a successful freshman year of college.

To date, 92 percent of Delaware College Scholars have gone on to a four-year institution of higher education. Ninety-four percent have remained in college beyond freshman year.

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