The following Greenleaf Gardens Extension residents began their first year of college in this August.

Donja Wilkinson graduated from Dunbar Senior High School, where she competed on her school’s track and field team. She is currently attending Georgia State University with plans to study pre-dentistry to become an orthodontist. Wilkinson excelled in her advanced placement classes and extracurricular activities at Dunbar, where she shined as a motivational speaker for her peers. Her aspirations to become an orthodontist were further enhanced when she was selected to attend the Mentors in Medicine program, which exposes youth in under-served schools and communities to opportunities in the health care profession.

Aigne Sanders graduated with honors from Friendship Collegiate Academy. She is currently attending Central State University in Wilberforce, Oh., with plans to study psychology, with a goal of becoming a social worker. Sanders actively participated in academic enrichment programs that provided her the knowledge and skills to be awarded numerous scholarships to attend college. Her field of study is demonstrative of her calm and nurturing personality.  She plans to use her talents to enrich the lives of those in need.

To’ren Pride, who graduated from Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School in Arlington, Va., was a star football player in addition to be a member of the track team. Pride is currently attending Hampton University in Virginia, where he competes on the football team as a wide receiver. Pride is studying business management, and believes that his education is a priority that will lead to greater opportunities on and off the football field. Pride’s aspirations to play professionally in the National Football League are not far from his mind, however he understands that a solid education will allow him to pursue any goal he imagines.

By: Dena Walker

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