June 2016, Volume 20, Number 3

Cultural Spotlight

Making Over Futures for High School Grads

MDC surprised nearly 50 students from area high schools with news they would receive American Dream Scholarships to cover the cost of a two-year degree as part of TLC network’s national Say Yes to the Prom initiative.

Miami was one of five cities in which high-achieving students were selected to take part in the program, established by TLC parent company Discover Communications, that removes the financial burden of going to the prom. Going beyond just dresses and tuxedos, the important Say Yes to the Prom initiative helps inspire confidence and provide a foundation for students to pursue their passions and find success in whatever they do.

Earlier this spring, MDC invited Say Yes to the Prom students from Miami to the college to learn about its programs, tour its state-of-the-art facilities and interact with MDC students during an empowering panel discussion. Little did they know then that the opportunity of higher education would soon be within their reach.

A few weeks later, TLC treated the students to a day full of wardrobe fittings and makeovers, followed by a runway show where they modeled their prom looks. As TV cameras rolled, the students then heard the official announcement of the exciting MDC scholarship offer from College Provost Dr. Lenore Rodicio.


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