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Two DCPS Graduates Headed to Harvard on Full Scholarships

District of Columbia Public Schools graduates RuQuan Brown and Natural Donjuan Taylor are defying odds usually stacked against young Black males by preparing to attend Harvard University this fall on full scholarships.

Taylor, born and raised in D.C., recently graduated as salutatorian from Mckinley Technology High School in Northeast. He will be a first-generation college student.

He has held leadership roles in organizations that include the DC Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Men of Tech mentorship group, and the Financial Literacy Club.

“I also enjoy doing volunteer work and community service.” Taylor told WTTG-TV (Channel 5). “And have done service in the D.C. area through Community Connoisseurs and Family Medical and Counseling Services and abroad in Peru and Belize.”

Upon arrival at Harvard, Taylor plans to major in environmental engineering with a minor in business.

Seattle native Brown, who received 25 scholarship offers from colleges and universities across the country, graduated with the Class of 2020 from Benjamin Banneker High School in Northwest, where he was student government president and football and soccer captain.

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