Drexel Neumann Academy (DNA) celebrated its 9th Annual Scholarship Banquet on Sunday, April 10, 2016. What a huge success!
Sister Pat Hanway has been hosting this event since its inception. During this special evening, DNA honors students for academic accomplishments. It also provides the perfect venue for DNA to bring students, parents, board members and community together to celebrate the many ways our exceptional students apply their DNA education to future endeavors!
Educator and former DNA teacher Ron Shaw spoke to the students about working hard and pursuing their dreams. This year's essay question for the scholars was "Pope Francis declared this year the Year of Mercy, how has this affected you as a student of DNA?"
Once again the audience was awed by the generosity of The Terryglass Foundation. Each year, since the DNA Scholarship program began, the Foundation has awarded several 8th grade students with full four-year scholarships to local Catholic High Schools. The Terryglass Foundation was founded by The Hanway Family. DNA 8th graders Aimani Fredericks, Ty'Yanna Johnson, Imani Phillip, and Kevin Reeves were awarded full four-year scholarships to area Catholic High Schools. Sister Maggie Gannon was pleased to additionally announce two partial scholarships to DNA 8th graders Nymire Little and Chiamaka Okoro.
The following students received monetary scholarships for next year. Grade four: Jade Hamler and Raziah Womack. Grade five: Ya'Nayshia Thomas, Tacir McNeil, Christopher Rivera-Manning. Grade 6: Anya Craig, Taylor Johnson, De'Auria Charleston. Grade 7: Alexis Ferris, Sanaa Nixon, and Anthony Purnell. What an amazing accomplishment for all of the students!