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RPS Celebrates the 2019 Scholastic Standouts

On Saturday, June 1, Richmond Public Schools celebrated the top all-around students at each school during a special ceremony at the Hilton Richmond Downtown.

The Scholastic Standouts program recognizes selected students in fifth, eighth and twelfth grades. These students are chosen through a selection process based on outstanding academic achievement, positive attitude towards school, exemplary attendance, strong coping skills, demonstrated leadership ability and, engagement in school and community services.

Inspired by John Templeton, a former editor at the Richmond Afro-American newspaper, Scholastic Standouts has recognized over 1,600 RPS students since its inception in 1981.

The 2019 Scholastic Standouts are listed below by schools.

Elementary Schools:

  • Jahari Fancher – Barack Obama
  • Brianna Linton-Muldor – Bellevue
  • Xzaiveer Jones – Blackwell
  • Cred' Carlisle-Garcia – Broad Rock
  • Alice Nijimbere – G.W. Carver
  • Syllena Brown – John B. Cary
  • Makiyah Jackson – Chimborazo
  • Aaliyah Arielle Bassett – Fairfield Court
  • Naomi Cherise Williams – J.B. Fisher
  • Josie Briggs – William Fox
  • Aja Kane – J.L. Francis
  • Diamilatou Ba – Ginter Park
  • Niyeida Lopez Morales – E.S.H. Greene
  • Rebecca Chamberlain – Linwood Holton
  • Zhane Strickland – Miles Jones
  • Kaemon Elkerson – George Mason
  • Jack Lion – Mary Munford
  • James Claiborne – Oak Grove
  • Sean Roots – Overby-Sheppard
  • Calliope Coffey – Patrick Henry 
  • Elmer Quijano – Elizabeth Redd
  • Jason Aguilar-Bonilla – G.H. Reid
  • Emma Gaines – Southampton
  • Miguel Angel Perez – Swansboro
  • Carson Holbert – Westover Hills
  • Javontae Trent – Woodville

Middle Schools

  • Casey Garnett – James H. Binford
  • Leonardo Leon-Vitervo –Thomas C. Boushall
  • Grayson Roane Ramsey – Lucille M. Brown
  • Jonathan Brooks – Elkhardt-Thompson
  • Keith Oliver – Franklin Military Middle
  • Jamya Williams – Thomas H. Henderson
  • Claire Felix Hedberg – Albert Hill
  • Sariah Blackwell – Martin Luther King, Jr.

High Schools

  • Jacob Heinrich – Armstrong
  • William Wilkins – Franklin Military Academy
  • Aaliyah Souleyman – Huguenot
  • Euniq Bennett – John Marshall
  • Najee' Tashira Iverson – Thomas Jefferson
  • Milan Marsh – Open
  • Raquel Turner – Richmond Community
  • Khalifa Kane – George Wythe