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2009 Scholars

Sabienne Brutus, a graduate of the High School for Global Citizenship, is attending Tufts University. After coming to the United States from Haiti in ninth grade, Sabienne mastered the English language and became an eloquent writer in fewer than four years. She is a passionate advocate for social justice in her community and around the globe and active in an organization called Global Kids.
Deyanirse "D.J." Jourdain, a graduate of the Bronx School for Law and Finance, is attending New York University's Stern School of Business. D.J. has shown a strong aptitude for business in her coursework. She lead her school’s team in the Federal Reserve Challenge to the semifinals. D.J. also founded a dance team at her high school and interned with the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
Tania Miah, a graduate of Hillcrest High School, is attending the Sophie B. Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York. Tania prepared herself for this prestigious opportunity by dedicating 25 hours per week to the rigorous Bridges to Medicine program at York College, gaining hands-on experience in genetics as an intern at the American Museum of Natural History and volunteering at a nursing home to learn about patient care.
Amar Ramroop, also a graduate of Hillcrest, is attending the University of Pennsylvania. Amar is a natural leader: He represented nearly 4,000 of his peers as student body president, helped found a youth empowerment program at his church and volunteered regularly with seniors at a local hospital. A budding scientist, Amar plans to major in nanotechnology.
Martenn Taylor, a graduate of the Bronx Center for Science and Math, is attending Dartmouth College, where he plans to pursue a career in medicine. He spent three summers in Dartmouth’s summer enrichment program for high school students. Martenn has a passion for music and plays the guitar. He was active in his high school's mentoring program.