Plenty has pleased Perry boys’ basketball coach Marco Corona during the 21 wins his team has earned so far this season and that includes the City League championship won last week.
Two Pittsburgh Perry students–Rikki Scott, 12th grade, and Darlyn Reaves, 9th grade–have been selected as 2009 Carson Scholars. They will each receive a $1,000.00 scholarship award for their academic excellence, school leadership and compassion for the community.
The scholars and their parents have been invited to attend the Carson Scholarship Awards Pittsburgh Banquet on Sunday, April 19, 2009.
The Carson Scholars Fund was founded in 1994 by world-renowned Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin S. Carson and his wife, Candy. Students in grades 4-11 who maintain at least a 3.75 grade point average and demonstrate strong humanitarian qualities may be recommended by school officials to apply for $1,000 scholarships. The scholarship is invested for the winner’s college education until graduation from high school and they are designated as Carson Scholars.
New Pittsburgh Courier, February 19, 2009:
North Side’s Jerome White Jr., a pop sensation in Japan better known as “Jero,” was named Best New Artist at the 50th Annual Japan Record Awards-the Japanese equivalent of the Grammy Awards.
A group of Pittsburgh Oliver and Pittsburgh Perry students and their families were in the audience when Governor Edward Rendell visited Community College of Allegheny County on February 18 to talk about his proposal for a Tuition Relief Fund.
At the end of the conference, a few students had the opportunity to ask the Governor questions about the plan.