APS Carver Health Science and Research Principal Honor Roll students attend special dinner sponsored by the Douglas Brothers Foundation

APS Carver Health Science and Research Principal Honor Roll students attend special dinner sponsored by the Douglas Brothers Foundation

ATLANTA – Fifteen Carver Health Sciences and Research (HSR) High School students named to the school’s first quarter Principal’s Honor Roll were invited to a special dinner in their honor Dec. 9 at Ruth Chris Steakhouse. The Douglas Brothers Foundation sponsored the celebratory dinner.

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Stephanie Douglas and Harry Douglas, Sr.; Atlanta Falcons Wide Receiver Harry Douglas of The Douglas Brothers Foundation, Inc. pictured with 15 Principal’s Honor Roll students from Carver Health Sciences and Research (HSR) High School and their principal, Dr. Marcus Jackson. The Douglas Brothers Foundation sponsored a dinner at Ruth Chris Steakhouse in recognition of these students being named to the Principal’s Honor Roll during the first quarter of school. Photo Credit: Carver HSR

“Most of the students are graduating seniors who have been accepted into more than 10 colleges, and one student has already been sworn in by the United States Marine Corps, and is leaving next June,” said Carver Health Sciences and Research High School Principal Dr. Marcus Jackson. “The students knew they were going to a special dinner; however, they were pleasantly surprised when they realized the sponsor and guest speaker was one of their favorite NFL players.

The following students from Carver HSR Principal’s Honor Roll attended the dinner:

  1. Dashia Adams
  2. Gena Corbin
  3. Yuma Danso
  4. Joshua Harris
  5. Nautica Jenkins
  6. Toni McBride
  7. Shantavious Neely
  8. Marlon Portillo
  9. Samira Reese
  10. Jenise Ridley
  11. Alisa Robertson
  12. Angel Robinson
  13. Deshanda Smarr
  14. Brandon Toney
  15. Deion Walker

Atlanta Falcons Wide Receiver Harry Douglas surprised the students—giving them words of encouragement, motivation to stay in school, and to make the right decisions. Principal Jackson and Carver HSR School Counselor Keala Edwards Cooper accompanied the students.

The foundation chartered a special bus for the students and reserved a private room at the restaurant. Harry Douglas, Sr. and wife Stephanie Douglas, who operate the foundation, coordinated the event.

Harry Douglas and his brother Toney Douglas, a former NBA Miami Heat player, who now plays for the Chinese Basketball Association, are founders of The Douglas Brothers Foundation, Inc. The mission of the foundation is to educate and empower underprivileged youth and families in our community to achieve their life and career goals, while building stronger communities that support the betterment of younger people. Toney and Harry are the sixth pair of brothers to play in the NBA and NFL, respectively.

About Atlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia, serving approximately 50,000 students across 106 learning sites. The district is organized into nine K-12 clusters with 87 schools, 17 charter schools and two citywide single-gender academies, where students are offered rigorous instructional programs that foster success in school and life. For more information, visit www.atlantapublicschools.us.

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