Three students from Friendship Public Charter School have been awarded Posse Scholarships. This year's winnersn -- Kendra Spruill, Phillip Pride, and Kirk Murphy -- will receive full four-year tuition scholarships from colleges that partner with the Posse Foundation.
Spruill will attend Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., while Pride and Murphy are will enroll at Sewanee: The University of the South, located in Tennessee.
Since 1989, the Foundation has identified, recruited and trained 4,237 public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential to become Posse Scholars. Posse Scholars graduate at a rate of 90 percent and make a visible difference on campus and throughout their professional careers.
In 2011, the Foundation received more than 14,000 nominations for 560 scholarship slots nationally.