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Kent Place School Senior Named 2014 Ron Brown Scholar

Kent Place School senior Shayla Harris of West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Kent Place School, a non-sectarian independent day school for girls and young women in Summit, NJ is pleased to announce that senior Shayla Harris of West Orange has been named a 2014 Ron Brown Scholar. 

The Ron Brown Scholar website states that the program “is a national program benefiting academically-talented, highly motivated African-American high school seniors who have demonstrated financial need, social commitment and leadership potential.”

“Being welcomed into a community of thinkers and givers is both humbling and inspiring,” stated Harris. “I am extremely grateful for the scholarship, but more importantly, I am excited to work with my fellow scholars to help others.”

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In addition to a monetary scholarship, the program also offers personal guidance to the Scholars throughout the academic year. The program also requires and coordinates internships for the Scholars. Every three years the Scholars will attend an interactive Summer Leadership Conference to promote fellowship and the exchange of ideas.

“We are thrilled for Shayla,” stated Jennifer Simpson, Kent Place Director of College Advising. “Her selection as a Ron Brown Scholar is an incredible achievement and serves as a testament to Shayla's exceptional leadership skills and commitment to public service.”

Harris was chosen out of more than 8,000 applicants. Only 20 scholarships were awarded.

Kent Place School would like to congratulate Shayla Harris on this wonderful accomplishment!

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