DCSAA awards scholarships to local student athletes

The DCSAA’s 16 scholarships were handed out at a ceremony and reception on May 31. (photo by Corey Royster)

The D.C. State Athletic Association recently awarded 16 high school seniors $1,000 scholarships as part of the Student-Athlete Academic Scholarship Program it sponsors in partnership with Wendy’s restaurants. The winners were honored May 31 at the Sumner School Museum and Archives.

The awardees were: Leigh Bianchi (Georgetown Day), Jewel Cauley, (Anacostia), Taryk Charles (Phelps), Aman Efrem, (Wilson), Gianni Meloni, (Visitation), Khadijah Nixon (McKinley), Jorge Ortega (Model), Aiden Pearson, (Phelps), Megan Ramos (Capital City Public Charter), Donovan Rolle (St. Albans), Ethan Roth (St. Albans), Isela Sanchez (Bell), Will Thomas (Gonzaga), Jena Thompson (KIPP), Sarah Thompson (Wilson) and Wilford Troup (Model).

“Wendy’s has been a terrific partner in the Student-Athlete Academic Scholarship Program since its inception four years ago,” DCSAA executive director Clark Ray said in a news release, adding: “Congratulations to this year’s class of scholarship winners.”