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NFA Senior Selected for Prestigious NYS Scholarship


NFA Senior, Matthew Worrell has been awarded the 2022 Vice Chancellor Emerita Adelaide L. Sanford Scholarship from the NYS Department of Education. The scholarship is named for Dr. Adelaide L. Sanford, the first African American and the first woman to serve as Vice Chancellor of the Board of Regents. Through Dr. Sanford’s generosity, the scholarships are awarded annually to exceptional My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Fellows and graduating high school seniors from NYSED-recognized MBK communities. More about the prestigious award can be found here. 

Matthew Worrell was also selected to represent Newburgh Schools in the NYS Education Department Forum regarding the NYS Graduation Measures earlier this year. He was instrumental in facilitating student focus groups throughout the process. Matthew is a My Brother's Keeper Fellow and co-hosted a Black History Month presentation to the NYS MBK Fellows. Matthew is also a member of the NFA Boys Track team, the NFA Black History Club, and National Honor Society. 

Matthew is a first-generation American of Trinidadian and Jamaican descent and ranked in the top five percent of his class. During remote learning due to the pandemic, he formed virtual study groups to help himself and his classmates build on their learning together. He says that, as a member of MBK, he wants to carry on the legacy of taking care of his brother and to be a person who makes a positive difference in the world.

He will be attending Villanova University to study History in the fall. He plans to become a Civil Rights Attorney.

Pictured below: 

Bottom row from left to right: 
Mr. Matthew Spellman, Assistant Principal for NFA Main
Mr. Matthew Worrell, NFA senior and scholarship recipient
Dr. Betty A. Rosa, Commissioner of Education & President of the University of the State of New York
Middle row from left to right: 
Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr., Chancellor of Education
Mrs. Alicia Worrell, Matthew's mother
Mr. Christopher Worrell, Matthew's father
Top row from left to right: 
Dr. Anael Alston, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Access, Equity, and Community Engagement Services
Mr. Jeffrey Woody, NECSD Interim Assistant Superintendent, Chief Equity Officer

ATTENTION: Are your scholars or colleagues doing something great? Please contact the district Communications Team at communications@necsd.net. We’d love to visit your class or event and/or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district!







Date: 2022-06-03 11:14:27 AM





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