Weaver High School Student Earns Schalrship from Livingstone College

On April 4, 2024, the President of Livingstone College, Dr. Anthony J. Davis, visited the Greater Hartford area where he recruited new students and offered admissions on-the spot to students from Hartford Public High School and Weaver High School, as well as scholarships for college-bound seniors to attend one of the oldest Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in North Carolina. They spoke with juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a higher education. Seniors with GPAs of 2.5 or better were eligible to qualify for scholarships.

Dr. Davis presents t oWeaver seniors and junios

Livingstone College has a rich history of academic excellence and community engagement, and was excited to share these wonderful opportunities with students in the Hartford area.

The visiting administration from Livingstone College met with and reviewed transcripts of current Hartford Public High School seniors and made the following official scholarship offers:

The following four HPHS students, based upon their merits, were offered full-ride Presidential Scholarships:

  • Ray Alvarez

  • Jahshaun Grant

  • Sadia Hashimi

  • Ava Pham

The following HPHS Seniors were awarded partial tuition scholars:

  • Givanni Perry, $10,000 per year

  • Bry Lora, $7000 per year

  • Gabriel Santos, $7000 per year

  • Mulunda (Ernest) Ngoyi, $5,000 Honors Scholarship per year

  • Karma Strother $3000 Freshman Incentive Grant

HPHS Students Accepted on Academic Merit:

  • Royal Gayle

  • Joseph George

From Weaver High School, the following students earned the Presidential scholarship, which includes FULL tuition and room/board:

  • Jayla Lewis

  • Fazal Khan

  • Julio Rivera Acevedo

Weaver student with Livingstone College scholarship

Livingstone College Presidential Scholarship recipient from Weaver High School, Julio Rivera Acevedo (right)

In Addition: Junior Class admission decisions will be made during the Fall of 2024.

Thank you to all of the participants from the HPHS and Weaver educational community for your participation and enthusiastic support of our Junior and Senior Classes!

Special thanks to the Hartford Public High School Counseling Team including Jaqueline Airo, Ethan Insel and College & Career Specialist Andrea Crittenden, and to the Weaver High School Counseling Team Rebecca Ziskind, M.A., LPC, NCC, and School Counselor, Department Lead
Jessica Spar, MA, LPC, NCC.

Weaver student with Livingstone College scholarshipLivingstone College Presidential Scholarship recipient from Weaver High School, Jayla Lewis (center)

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