Mia Johnson is a TRiO North Community High School Alum from class of 2004. She has been on an amazing journey since then. During her high school years Mia was well known; especially for her talents in playing basketball. She played a big part in bring North High girls to the state championship in 2003. Besides basketball she also played tennis and was apart of National Honor Society. . . for Mia’s complete story, click here.
Neenah Yang’s involvement in TRiO began when she entered 9th grade at Washburn High School and for the past six years, she has been a model TRiO student. Her boundless energy and enthusiasm have infused all the programs in which she has participated. In 9th grade, Neenah joined St. Olaf Educational Talent Search, but she wasn’t sold on the idea of the program. At first she didn’t take it seriously, but by her sophomore year she realized, “This could be really good for me” . . . for Neenah’s complete story, click here.
Kenneth Zimmerman has been actively involved in TRiO programs for over seven years as a student, tutor, and a mentor. He was introduced to the St. Olaf Educational Talent Search Program initially at Humboldt Junior High School in St. Paul, MN. He recalls being a bit of a “troublemaker”, often getting into fights, until one day during 7th grade when he made the decision to start getting his homework done and get his act together . . . for Kenneth’s complete story, click here.
Simone Lott became a participant in the St. Olaf Educational Talent Search (ETS) program during ninth grade at North Community High School in Minneapolis. Simone qualified for the program as a low income and first generation college bound student. Throughout all four years in high school, Simone was an active participant in Educational Talent Search college preparatory activities . . . “I couldn’t have been luckier than to be part of the ETS program. I am eternally grateful” . . . for Simone’s complete story, click here.
Sharifa Charles first became involved with the TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Northeast Middle School in Minneapolis, MN. Sharifa had just moved from the Island of St. Lucia in 1997 when her mother enrolled her at the school. Upon arriving at Northeast, her counselor immediately put her in the Pre-IB program, where Sharifa was first exposed to ETS and the college-preparatory curriculum . . . . . . for Sharifa’s complete story, click here.
Jay Rattanavong first became involved in the St. Olaf Educational Talent Search program as a 9th grade student at Minneapolis Washburn High School. Jay enjoyed participating in many program workshops and activities. He especially enjoyed seeing that TRiO Programs existed at other schools as well when he participated in Saturday ACT preparation classes and attended the ETS senior banquet with students from Minneapolis North and St. Paul Humboldt High Schools. These experiences helped Jay see that TRiO was much bigger than the program he participated in at Washburn. . . . . . for Jay’s complete story, click here.