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Spring Woods High Senior Earns Posse Scholar

Spring Woods High School senior Sabina Garibovic has been accepted as a class of 2022 Posse Scholar. She will attend Colby College, a private, liberal arts college in Waterville, Maine.

Founded in 1989, Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students.

Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships. A student is nominated for the program by their high school or a local community leader.

Garibovic attributes this achievement her involvement in Speech and Debate. She has been in the program for three years, and has repeatedly qualified for state for both of her events: Original Oratory and Informative Speaking.

“I wouldn’t have been able to succeed for Posse had it not been for Debate,” she said. “I’ve learned to come out of my shell, present myself in a professional manner, and immediately connect with new people I meet. Debate has helped me exponentially grow as a person, which has lead me to a bright future with both Posse and beyond!”

She encourages every new student to join Speech and Debate, as she knows it will open many new doors for opportunity and could create future Posse Scholars in the process.