2016 July

Class of 2016 Has Big Plans After High School

SmilingGraduate100% of our 32 seniors graduated on June 5! See where our students are headed, and learn more impressive stats about the achievements of our GEMS:

  • By December 2015, 100% of the Class of 2016 had been accepted to a four year institution
  • As of April 2016, 32 girls submitted 298 applications to 129 four-year universities
  • YWLA seniors submitted an average of nine college applications
  • 89% of applications were submitted to colleges outside Texas
  • The Class of 2016 received more than $6.5 million in merit scholarship and grant offers
Madison E. Acuna-Taylor The University of Guam
Laura C. Anderson The University of New Mexico
Quianna D. Ard Prairie View A&M University
Brinae F. Baston Prairie View A&M University
Alexus K. Brown Graceland University (KS)
Lauren B. Brandon Tarleton State University
Ja’Monica L. Demar The University of North Texas
Amani M. Gardner St. Martin’s University
Kimberly L. Guthrie Oklahoma State University
Shelby E. Johnson Texas Christian University
Sheran E. Hashaway U. S. Air Force
Stormi L. Hernandez The University of Texas at San Antonio
Hannah R. Jones Stephen F. Austin State University
Rayani T. Lee Salem College
Alyssa A. McClean Washburn University
Sofia X. Muniz Southwestern University (TX)
Elle B. Munoz-Diaz Pratt Institute
Sarah-Elisabeth A. Odidika Youngstown State University
Adriana Rodriquez Stephen F. Austin State University
Alexandra R. Rojas Tarrant County College
Margie R. Ruffin Spelman College
Daniela Salazar Carranza Savannah College of Art & Design
Destiny C. Shakir Prairie View A&M University
Jasmine R. Smith Texas Southern University
Sarah Ann F. Smith Tarrant County College
Dija S. M. Sparks Tarrant County College
Jean M. Sumner Catholic University of America
Anna Wane Stephen F. Austin State University
Rochelle E. Whitfield The University of North Texas
Alexis N. Woodard Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Kennedy S. Woodard Southern Methodist University
Redmond S. Wortham Texas A&M University

New Faces for Fall

The Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy of Fort Worth introduces our seven new board members who begin their terms of service in September 2016. Join us in welcoming the following new members.

For more information on the Foundation board, please contact Courtney Kimberling Radcliffe, courtney@ywlafortworth.foundation.

Kris Bunton

Kristie “Kris” Bunton
TCU Bob Schieffer College of Communication

Flor Flores

Flor Flores
Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Karen Jones

Karen Jones
Wells Fargo

Linda O'Brien

Linda O’Brien
Lockheed Martin

Anita Robinson

Anita Robinson
Community Volunteer

Robin Sanders

Robin Sanders
Sanders Travel

Tamara Albury, Ex-officio
YWLA Principal

The Young Women’s Leadership Academy has also announced new leadership for the fall semester:

Principal: Tamara Albury
Assistant Principal: Laura Bennett
High School Counselor: Julie Fowler
Middle School Counselor: Christine Jackson
Interventionist: Monica Vasquez

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