Divinity Glenn, an 8th grade student at Propel Homestead, is well -prepared for her future. Likewise, Kevin Tinsley, an 8th grade student at Propel East, already has career goals in mind.
Divinity and Kevin are both excellent students with positive outlooks on education, life and their place in the world. As winners of the Propel Schools’ FAST (Future Achievement Scholarship Trust) Award, these outstanding students will also have a brighter financial outlook as they move forward in their educational endeavors.
Since 2008, the Propel FAST Award has paved the way for Propel elementary school students to move into high school while providing a financial incentive for excellence in academics.
Students wishing to be considered for this award completed an application as well as a 500 word essay. Semi-finalists were then invited for a round of interviews with Propel teachers, staff and administrators including Propel Superintendent, Dr. Tina Chekan. “Together with their building principals, literacy coaches, teachers and family, all of the applicants showed great effort. We are very proud of our students.”
After the interview round, two candidates were given the honor of being the 2014 FAST Scholars. For Divinity and Kevin, that was great news!
With a calm demeanor and shy smile, Divinity tells a visitor that she truly enjoys math and hopes to incorporate it into her eventual career. “Lots of people are scared of math, but I like to know that there is more than one way to find an answer to a problem,” she wisely remarks. As Divinity moves to Propel Braddock Hills High School for her 9th grade year, she looks forward to the challenges of high school. “I like to talk and meet new people, so I think high school will be both challenging and fun,” says Divinity.
For Kevin, Propel Schools have been a supportive place to grow and succeed! “Propel East has given me an opportunity to be a part of a great group of people – both students as well as the faculty.” As a student who someday aspires to be a teacher, Kevin will attend Woodland Hills High School and has his sights set on a college major in biology/psychology.
These outstanding students truly represent the mission of Propel Schools – to inspire achievement, foster academic excellence and prepare students to be lifelong learners! Congratulations to both Kevin and Divinity!
Divinity Glenn — Propel HOMESTEAD
Kevin Tinsley — Propel EAST