Forty-three Philadelphians in Penn's class of 2002 have been selected as Mayor's Scholarship recipients, according to President Judith Rodin.
The Mayor's Scholarships are the University's most generous financial-aid package, providing need-based support for tuition, fees, room and board with no student loan obligations. Any Philadelphia high school graduate is eligible for the scholarships; 145 Mayor's Scholars are currently enrolled at Penn.
This year's recipients received certificates and a personal letter from President Rodin. The 1998 Mayor's Scholars and their schools are:
Ejim Achi, George Washington High; Antonio Bailey, Central High; La Toya Baldwin, J. R. Masterman; Monica Banica, Northeast High; Jolan-Emoke Bogdan, Little Flower High; Nina Bonaventura, Central; Susan Bruce, St. Hubert's High; Deborah Chun, Central; Solaman Cooperson, Northeast.
Louis Di Cesari, Roman Catholic High; Jennifer Di Tomasso, Girard Academic Music Program; Benjamin Folkinshteyn, Washington; Laura Geller, Washington; Anwar Goins, William Penn Exemplar Program; Andrey Golovicher, Northeast; Ashley Harvey, Germantown Friends School; Marykate Hayburn, West Philadelphia Catholic High; Thomas Higgins, Northeast Catholic High.
Jin Young Kim, Central; Mei Lo, Central; Daniel McCormick, Father Judge High; Megan McGoldrick, Archbishop Ryan High; Jessica Moschella, Philadelphia High School for Girls; Christine Nangle, Little Flower; Rocco Paladino, St. John Neumann High; Jimmy Pham, Central; John Piotrowski, Northeast.
Diane Primerano, St. Maria Goretti High; Frieda Rakhman, Central; Tia D. Rideout, Springside School; Neil Sanuck, Masterman; Ryan Shadis, Northeast; Gina Simoncini, John W. Hallahan High; Michael Simpson, Northeast; Nathan Spalding, Central; Celine I. Thompson, Masterman.
Yen Tran, Girls High; Chi Tu, Central; Megan Upham, Hallahan; Harry Vartanian, Central; Zachary Walker, St. Joseph's Prep; Robert Wanenchak Jr., Masterman, and Lakiya Wimbish, Masterman.
Originally published on October 1, 1998