We Are APS

  • Akil Shaw

    Akil Shaw, 18, literally marches to the beat of his own tune. An accomplished musician, he will graduate from Benjamin E. Mays High School with a music scholarship. His success as a musician will offset the cost of tuition at Alabama A&M University, Bethune-Cookman, Morehouse or FAMU, where he’ll major in electrical engineering.

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  • Imahni Lawton

    Despite the magnitude of her personal circumstances, Grady High School senior Imahni Lawton, 18, has persisted and continues to rise above her challenges. On May 23, she will graduate from Grady with a 3.65 GPA, and plans to attend Kennesaw State University, where she will major in political science with a concentration in pre-law. Her goal is to become an attorney or victim advocate.

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  • Hannah Vaughn

    Hannah Vaughn, 18, was known as the “Morale Officer” in JROTC, as she always tried to keep everyone’s spirits high. She took pride in mentoring three freshman cadets and even earned the honor of Cadet of the Month quite a few times. After graduating from Crim Open Campus High School, she plans to continue the foundation set as a JROTC cadet by joining the Coast Guard.

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  • Monterio Bolton

    Monterio Bolton, Frederick Douglass High School senior, is a young man who transformed his life through the sheer belief that he could do better. Working his way up wasn’t the easiest task, but with the help of his counselor and self determination, Monterio has been accepted into two colleges.

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  • Sonia Heredia

    Growing up in an verbally abusive household left Sonia Heredia feeling worthless, anxious and hopeless. Despite the obstacles and challenges she’s faced in life, she has remained determined to keep fighting. Sonia is headed to Delaware State University this fall on a full academic scholarship.

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  • Michael Hornsby

    Michael Hornsby, 18, will graduate from Booker T. Washington High School with a 3.8 GPA, early college credits and his eyes set on the next prize: a college degree. This fall, Michael plans to attend Georgia State University and major in business managemen

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  • Heavonly Boykin

    Heavonly Boykin, 18, has maintained a part-time job and 3.0 GPA throughout her tenure at South Atlanta High School, and will soon become the first in her immediate family to receive a high school diploma and attend college (tuition free!). This, despite life’s circumstances.

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