Education Corner

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.


Sentinel Student of the Month - Brittany Hume-Dawson

5.17 SOTMSURRATTSVILLE – Brittany Hume-Dawson is the baby in her family and has waited for her time to graduate for “what seems like forever,” but when she graduated on May 23 she did it in style – as Surrattsville High School’s valedictorian.