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KIPP Students Earn Summer Program Acceptances

While the Class of 2014 is finishing their college applications and counting their acceptances, their younger teammates are working hard to earn a spot at a variety of pre-college summer programs. Three students at KIPP Delta Collegiate High School (DCH) recently learned that they’ll be the first-ever KIPP Delta students to attend an Ivy League summer program. Tykeena Watson and Kevin Martin, both sophomores, were accepted into Brown University's Leadership Institute. This prestigious two-week institute challenges high school students to address the complex issues of the world by questioning assumptions, expanding knowledge, and changing behavior. Students take courses and create action plans, while learning invaluable lessons about what it means to be an effective and socially responsible leader.
 
Jasmin Fleuranvil, a sophomore at KIPP DCH, was also accepted into a Brown University program and received a selective scholarship. Jasmin will be attending Brown’s Summer Pre-College on a Dean's Scholarship. During this three-week program, Jasmin will have the opportunity to take Ivy League college classes, without the pressures of credit or grades. With nearly 200 courses to choose from, Jasmin will be able to determine if an Ivy League campus is the right fit for her. KIPP Delta is thrilled to be sending three of our students to Brown University, one of the most prestigious KIPP college partners.
 
Additionally, four more DCH students have been accepted to the Vanderbilt University Aspirnaut program. Mack Williams, Tyrone Gamble, Summer Farris, and Arnez Orr will follow in the footsteps of their older classmates as the fourth group from KIPP Delta to attend Aspirnaut. Over the years, KIPP Delta has learned that students who have participated were able to use their published scientific findings to set themselves apart in the college admissions process. KIPPsters who attend the Aspirnaut program take rigorous science courses, conduct impressive experiments, work with amazing postdoctoral researchers in a one-on-one setting, and have the opportunity to experience the life of a college student while still in high school. The Aspirnaut program also exposes students to Vanderbilt University, a prestigious KIPP college partner, where five KIPP Delta alumni are currently enrolled.
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