Southwest Neighborhood Association Congratulates Scholarship Winners on College Graduation

By Una Yarsky, former SWNA Scholar  This year, the Southwest Neighborhood Association (SWNA) congratulates five college graduates who received the SWNA scholarship award. This scholarship encourages Southwest students to reach their fullest potential during their time at university and will award scholarships throughout their years of study. The graduates for the 2022 school year are: […]

Student Poetry from Richard Wright Public Charter School

By Asia Thomas, 11th Grade  Ms. Lindsey Laster, MAT, Instructor and Poetry Club Sponsor Self-discovery noun self-dis·​cov·​ery | \ ˌself-di-ˈskə-v(ə-)rē  \ Definition of self-discovery A state of vulnerability where you realize your true self and the unique characteristics you have. A cast-off of old behaviors and the old ‘you’ to experience a new self. In […]

Scholarship Opportunity for High School Students

Local company FiscalNote has partnered with Girls in Tech and the Wendy Martinez Legacy Project Foundation to provide a $20,000 coding scholarship to a Washington, DC high school student identifying as female. The student can use the scholarship to attend an in-person or virtual STEM/coding camp.The deadline to submit an application is June 10.  To […]

Waterfront Academy Honored as Green Transportation Leader

By Kate Oczypok Waterfront Academy was recently awarded the status of goDCgo Platinum Level School Ambassador. An initiative of the District Department of Transportation, goDCgo encourages the use of sustainable transportation and recognizes local organizations for their efforts as transportation leaders. Businesses who offer transportation benefits and creative program incentives are recognized for making DC […]

We Have a Rhodes Scholar: Local Student Earns Prestigious Scholarship

By Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Education and Scholarship Task Force Southwest resident Samantha O’Sullivan announced to the world when she was a pigtailed eight-year-old that she intended to be an astronaut. Today, as a college senior, O’Sullivan is one of the 32 American students to receive a 2022 Rhodes Scholarship. After graduation this spring from Harvard […]