Marist senior named Posse Scholar


Marist High School is proud to announce senior Gervhona Lemon has received the prestigious Posse Scholarship. She will attend DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., next fall on a full scholarship and will major in biochemistry as part of a pre-med program.

Lemon is a graduate of Turner-Drew Language Academy and was connected to the Posse Foundation through the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund. The application process started in the summer of 2019 with a written submission. Three rounds of interviews followed, and Lemon was notified of her award in late December 2019. Applicants select the top five schools from the list of Posse partners and the foundation then matches recipients to the school that best meets their interests and abilities.

Gervhona carries a challenging Advanced Placement and honors course load. She has served as a student ambassador at Marist and is enrolled in the Peer Leadership religion course, providing academic support to younger students on a daily basis. She also participates in the school’s Explore Program, which exposes students to industry professionals, internship opportunities, and college exploration.

The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits, and trains individuals with extraordinary leadership potential. Posse Scholars receive full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse’s partner colleges and universities.

There are nearly 8,500 scholars and alumni in the foundation’s network. They are recruited from 10 U.S. cities and attend 57 partner colleges and universities.

Lemon is the second Marist student in as many years to receive the scholarship. Josh Peralta '19 was named a scholar in 2019.