Rising Sophomore Selected for College Prep Program

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June 1, 2022

Brentwood High School student Kyra Williams is one of 50 rising high school sophomores admitted to the ninth cohort of the Washington University in St. Louis College Prep Program. This multiyear initiative prepares high-achieving students with limited financial resources for college.

As a College Prep scholar, Williams will spend three summers studying in Washington University laboratories and studios, attending classes led by university faculty and learning the skills needed to thrive in college. She will also have the opportunity to attend university cultural events and meet with university experts to navigate the college application process.

“I am consistently impressed with the level of thoughtfulness and individuality that our scholars bring to the table, and cohort nine scholars are true examples of that,” said Ashley Prince, assistant director of programming and scholar success. “We are excited to learn from them while they learn from us over the next few years.”

The College Prep Program was established in 2014 to prepare scholars for success at a college or university that best matches their interests and needs. Graduates of the program leave ready to excel, both academically and socially, with the program continuing to provide scholars with programming opportunities, college visits and ongoing individualized support.