Student of the Month - Yaa Awusi-Sarkodie

11.17 SOTMBELTSVILLE – Yaa Awusi-Sarkodie is a teenage girl that has lived through a number of hardships in her life, but has used her struggles as fuel to keep moving forward.

Awusi-Sarkodie, a senior at High Point High School, lost her mother when she was just 8 years old. In May 2013, at 12, she immigrated to the United States from Ghana with her brothers to reunite with her father, who moved to America when she was just a 1-year-old.


Student of the Month: Benjamin S. Ballah

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Benjamin 01UPPER MARLBORO – Service is at the core of everything Benjamin S. Ballah does.

As an 18-year-old senior at the Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George’s Community College, Ballah already knows he wants to give back in any way he can. His goal is to teach high school in either math or history and to let students know they can achieve anything.

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