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Elon Academy welcomes 10th class

Twenty-five rising sophomores from Alamance County high schools have been selected to join the 10th class of the college access and success program for academically talented students.

Elon Academy's newest cohort of scholars, the Lambdas.

Twenty-five rising sophomores from Alamance County high schools have been selected to join the 10th class of scholars in the Elon Academy, the university's college access and success program for academically talented students.

Naming each cohort after the Greek alphabet, this newest addition to the Elon Academy will be known as the Lambda Class. These students were selected out of more than 170 applicants from across the county.

On May 7, the new cohort arrived on campus with their families to learn more about the summer and year-round aspects of the academy, take a tour of campus, complete paperwork, enjoy lunch in McKinnon Hall and meet current scholars, families, staff and mentors. With the new cohort, the Elon Academy is now serving 186 scholars in high school and college and has produced dozens of college graduates.

The Elon Academy partners with local students and their families starting at the end of their first year of high school and continues this partnership through high school, the completion of an undergraduate degree and even on to the pursuit of graduate studies. The students served are from families without a history of college and with a financial barrier to pay for college. To date, 100 percent of Elon Academy scholars who have completed the high school phase of the program have enrolled in college and 92 percent of college-age scholars are enrolled in higher education institutions.

The Lambda Class of scholars will join the Kappa Class and Iota Class for the Elon Academy’s 10th summer program. This program is a four-week residential program held on the campus of Elon University and begins on June 12. Scholars also participate in year-round programming during the academic year. This year-round programming includes monthly Saturday Programs, meetings with near-peer mentors, community service, academic tutors and SAT prep.

The Elon Academy is a nonprofit organization and is not supported by University tuition dollars. The Lambda Class includes the following Alamance County Students:

  • Ja’Nyla Thompson
  • Logan Tate
  • Dimari Faucette
  • Preston Sykes
  • Jaimel Richmond
  • Jervey McGlothlin IV
  • Marielle Muro-Buckingham
  • Hope Miller
  • Dineisha Newman
  • Kristen Warren
  • Kenzi Branstetter
  • Roxanna Campos
  • Valerie Mason
  • Victor Gonzalez-Ibarra
  • India Goode
  • Dylan Coleman
  • Kevin Le
  • Nyjah Rollins
  • Axel Barboza
  • Carimar Melendez Rivera
  • Conner Forbis
  • Jason Martinez
  • George Castillo
  • Justice Mapp
  • Veronica Armas
John Pickett,
5/18/2016 11:55 AM