Kevin Zeno, an Educational Talent Search junior at Burncoat High School, is spending seven weeks at Princeton University this summer as a Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) Scholar. LEDA is a national program dedicated to developing the academic and leadership potential of talented high school students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Through a competitive, multi-round application process, Kevin was selected from over 1,000 applicants to join a cohort of 100 scholars. He will participate in LEDA's Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute at Princeton, which provides leadership development, writing instruction, standardized test preparation, and college guidance at no cost to participants. Kevin is getting a taste of college life and is excited to go on field trips to Pennsylvania and New York to tour colleges.
Marilyn Flores, Educational Talent Search advisor at Burncoat, informed Kevin of the LEDA program and supported him through the application process, from brainstorming essays to preparing for the interview. She is very proud of Kevin and hopes to see more students from Worcester applying to LEDA in the future!
Read Kevin's weekly blog from the summer program; click here.