By: Ella Coffey
One school that has really benefited through the program is Whitehaven High School. For the past three years they have paired up with Peer Power and put on an Academic Signing Day. This day is where the students announce the scholarships they have and earned, and hold up a pennant from the college they will be attending the next year. With the help of the foundation, some students have excelled and earned up to 3 million dollars in scholarship money. The senior class of 2017 was offered over 80 million dollars in scholarships. What began at East High School, Peer Power has turned into a partnership with The University of Memphis and The Shelby County School System to help over 12,000 students excel in their learning. As the student creed says, “I am here today because I want to make my future 10 times better. I must first master mathematics, reading, writing, and speaking skills. I must always work harder than others. Life is a competitive sport. I want to be somebody, someday!”
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