12 from KCHS admitted to Salisbury on the spot after interview with admissions counselor

Twelve Kent County High School seniors received acceptance to Salisbury University in person Nov. 16. Listed alphabetically, they are: Destiny Brown, Yahir Fernandez Ochoa, Alana Fithian Wilson, Kendell Ford, Nickolas Jones, Jodi Novak, Lauci Ortiz, Antoine Reed, Jay Reid, Trista Strong, Jose Vela and Gracie Walters. Also pictured are Principal Kris Hemstetter and the Trojan mascot.

WORTON — Immediately following individualized interviews with an admissions counselor on Nov. 16, a dozen Kent County High School students were notified in person that they had been accepted to Salisbury University.

Listed alphabetically, they are: Destiny Brown, Yahir Fernandez Ochoa, Alana Fithian Wilson, Kendell Ford, Nickolas Jones, Jodi Novak, Lauci Ortiz, Antoine Reed, Jay Reid, Trista Strong, Jose Vela and Gracie Walters.

The event was sponsored by the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, which for 30 years has been connecting the business community with local schools through its Maryland Scholars Speakers Bureau and STEM Specialists in the Classroom programs.

In 2017, the MBRT added the Next Generation Scholars program.

Aundra Anderson is the NGS program coordinator for Kent County Public Schools.

She planned and hosted the Nov. 16 event.

“Having worked in college admissions prior to my role with Next Generation Scholars, I am delighted to be able to provide these kinds of opportunities for KCHS students. Not every school offers this opportunity and it’s amazing to be able to have the connections to make it happen,” Anderson wrote in an email to the Kent County News.

“I loved creating the photo op area and it was so awesome to be able to see the pride and smiles on the faces of KCHS students as many of them were handed their very first college admission letter,” she said in the email.

Prior to admission counselor J.J. Remo’s visit to the KCHS campus, seniors had submitted an application and high school transcript.

Upon their acceptance on Nov. 16, the students received a certificate of admission. They will receive their full admission packet in the coming weeks.

A representative from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is scheduled to be on the KCHS campus on Dec. 6, according to Anderson.

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