Comer students featured in midterm election coverage

Nicholas Osborne (from left), Ariana McEntee and Emely Basora from Gary Comer College Prep on Chicago’s South Side discuss hot-button issues with NNN, just three days before Nov. 6 midterm elections. (NNN image via Medill Media Teens)

COLLEGE-BOUND SENIORS

Congratulations, graduates!

Austin Honeycutt,  of Comer College Prep in Chicago,   Jackson State University,  Computer Engineering, Full-ride athletic baseball scholarship

Diana Tassy, of King College Prep in Chicago,  Northern Illinois University,  Nursing,  Full-ride academic scholarship

Brianna Taylor,  Comer College Prep in Chicago,  Illinois State University,  Business Administration, Full-ride academic  scholarship

ON THE POLITICAL FRONT

 Teens speak out on issues

In Illinois, civically engaged students from Gary Comer College Prep (above) in Chicago and Oregon High School in Ogle County express their opinions about socio-economic issues in the first major election since the recent surge in youth activism.  Despite the different political leanings of their respective communities, the teenagers basically say what they mostly want most is  middle ground in what they describe as a polarized nation.Click here for NNN interview, coverage  

 

2018 Program Graduates

Markese Malone

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Engineering

 

Renita Washington

Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut

 

Khalena Williams

Illinois State University,   Broadcast Journalism

Mechelle Rucker

University of  Vermont

Chalsea Smith

Grand Valley University

Denise Perry

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign