CNG
>
Courier Life’s
Sections

These Brooklyn high schoolers and scholarship recipients are going on to big things

Circle of scholars: From left, Brooklyn Technical High School seniors Krishna Roy, Bing Chen, Emily Cheng, Mirna Nashed, Tamanna Hussein, Sandy Jean-Charles, and Jimmy Xie are winners of the UFT-Albert Shanker College Scholarships.
Brooklyn Daily
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like Brooklyn Daily on Facebook.

Fort Greene

Cheers and kudos to the seven super-smart seniors at Brooklyn Technical High School who were this year’s recipients of the UFT-Albert Shanker College Scholarships.

The outstanding grads from the borough of churches included Krishna Roy of Kensington, Bing Chen of Sunset Park, Sandy Jean-Charles of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, and Jimmy Xie of Bensonhurst. The other three students, Emily Cheng, Tamanna Hussein, and Mirna Nashed, hail from the outer boroughs.

In order to be eligible for the honors, the students had to exhibit academic excellence, outstanding community service, and have impeccable personal values. They also had a winning team of advisors in the college office that included Raquel Maysonet-Sigler, college office coordinator; Robin Scherman-Levitt, scholarship director; and Paula McKinnon, college office advisor.

The students shared a word to the wise to next year’s hopefuls:

“Everything will be fine … It’s hard to believe that everything will be fine, but at the end of the road I realized there is nothing to be scared about,” said Bing, who will attend the Macaulay Honors College at City College/CUNY in the fall.

Sandy added, “I learned that grades and scores are not the most integral part of a college application. Also, going to a ‘no-name’ school does not mean that you will not succeed in the future; only hard work and determination determines that.” Sandy will be attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a likely double-major in math and physics with a concentration in African-American studies.

Standing O wishes all the recipients good luck in their future endeavors and can’t wait to offer congrats on college commencement day.

Brooklyn Technical High School [29 Fort Greene Pl. and S. Elliott Place Fort Greene, (718) 804–6400].

Read Standing O every Thursday on BrooklynDaily.com!
Posted 12:59 pm, June 15, 2017
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like Brooklyn Daily on Facebook.

Reader feedback

A. C. from Williamsburg says:
Congratulations to them...Awesome news!

(But, Brooklyn Daily, please correct spelling/typo error in heading ~ 'Going')
June 15, 6:33 am

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not BrooklynDaily.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynDaily.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

Community News Group

Don’t miss out!

Stay in touch with the stories people are talking about in your neighborhood:

Optional: Help us tailor our newsletters to you!