High School Senior Challenge Winners Announced

DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson, the keynote speaker at last night's College and Career Senior Challenge, praised the seniors who have participated in the One World Writing Program, saying "'Learning in action' involves preparation and practice."

And that is what these 25 seniors did! Six weeks of intensive workshops followed the in-school portion of the program, and all that hard work was on display last night - through their presentations and their poster boards. The crowd was at capacity, filled with family, friends, teachers, principals, and many from the business and philanthropic communities. Not to mention the 25 amazing judges, who faced the task of evaluating the students to determine who would earn scholarships.

You can see the full list of participating students and judges, as well as witness some of the action on our Twitter page.

Note: New photos as of April 2016 below - and watch a new video featuring the Senior Challenge students!

Here are the winning students from each participating school.
Each student won a scholarship of $500 to $1,000 to be used for college or career plans.

Anacostia: Tiffiney Crum, Scholarships & Parental Involvement

Ballou: Ana Sanchez, College & Sports Scholarships

Banneker: Abriana Luke-Scales, Education in Single-Parent Families

Bell: Brenda Serrano, Careers in the Environmental Sciences

Cardozo: Luis Sanchez, Opportunities for Undocumented Students

Dunbar: Tre'Zhon Delaney, Student Loans

EL Haynes: Johnny Menjiuar, College Dropouts

Eastern: Rico McCard, Supporting College-Bound Students

McKinley Tech: Kevon Williams, Paying College Athletes

Phelps: Nakya Robinson, Religion In Education

Roosevelt McFarland: Hanna Gebremeskel, SAT Requirements

Roosevelt STAY: Keith Addison, Financial Literacy

Washington MET: Dazminic Charles, Advancing Technical Careers

Wilson: Ramiro Forty, Career Choice

Special thanks to:

Our Sponsors

Alvarez & Marsal
Hattie M. Strong Foundation
Robert and Nancy Torray

Our Partners

DC Library
DC Public Schools
Rotary Club of Capitol Hill

Photos from the 2016 One World Celebration, held April 13, 2016.


Rico McCard


Brenda Serrano


Nakya Robinson


Tre'Zhon Delaney