TeenSHARP scholars with Global aspirations are national semi-finalists at Department of State NSLI-Y

Alphina Kamara, Senior at Mount Pleasant High School; Adia Bracy, Junior at Mount Pleasant High School; and Aissata Diallo, Junior at Conrad School of Science, are 3 TeenSHARP scholars who will graduate with real-world leadership experience, having been selected as semi-finalists to some of the most prestigious opportunities in the nation.

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) immerses participants in the cultural life of the host country, giving them formal and informal language practice and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures.

Created by the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with American Councils for International Education, NSLI-Y awards and administers highly competitive merit-based scholarships to high school students for participation in summer language immersion programs in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Turkish-speaking countries.  Only 15% of the nation’s applicants are selected.   

We are proud of our scholars for their academic and leadership achievements!