Gary Community School Corporation Scholars Receive STEM Scholarships Presented by Boeing


(Gary, IND) –Last week, Boeing Co. and the Chicago Area Business Aviation Association hosted their fourth annual STEM Signing Day honoring ten high school seniors who have chosen to pursue STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) majors at two- and four-year colleges and universities.

Five of the awardees this year are scholars from West Side Leadership Academy. Each received a $500 scholarship during a luncheon held at the ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen in GaryThe room was filled with supportive teachers, parents and other supporters who waved STEM flags as the students walked the red carpet and received their awards.

A few of the students offered remarks as well. Quynci Williams, a seniora at West Side Leadership Academy, said that her passion for nursing was inspired by watching nurses work during the COVID-19 pandemic when she was a freshman.

Selena Bradley, Lead School Counselor/CTE for the Gary Community School Corporation, shared words of encoragement to the students.

“I am from Gary myself and I know that amazing things come from this city, including you,” said Bradley. “We are here for you, and can’t wait to see all of the amazing things you will accomplish.”

The recipients are as follows:

Quynci Williams, West Side Leadership Academy

Dante Dorsey, West Side Leadership Academy

Devin Henry, West Side Leadership Academy

Brandi Johnson, West Side Leadership Academy

Simeon Richardson, West Side Leadership Academy

Elijah Young, 21st Century Charter School

Jade Bailey, Steel City Academy

Kenyon Jones, Steel City Academy

Keyonna Shamble, Steel City Academy

Shamicha Stogner, Steel City Academy

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