Where Are They Now?

Name: Jaide J. Cotton 

Elementary School: St. Mary of the Assumption School

Year won: 2014

Essay about African American person: Dr. Linda Varner Mount – grandmother, educator, psychologist

Goal: To obtain a PhD, a Doctor of Philosophy degree – to become a child psychologist to help children who are having difficulty in dealing with life 

Where are they now?:

Howard University School of Medicine (2022 – Present):

Excellence in Dermatological Service Award

Bishop McNamara High School (2014 – 2018):

Summa Cum Laude 

Senior Class Vice President 

National Honor Society 

Science National Honor Society 

Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics National Honor Society 

National English Honor Society 

Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society 

Fine Arts Diploma Endorsement 

Tri M Music Honor Society 

Honor Council 

Varsity Volleyball letter 

Merit Scholarship Recipient

Hampton University (2018 – 2022):

BA in Psychology

Summa Cum Laude

Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society 

Psi Chi International Psychology Honor Society

Weill Cornell Medicine Travelers Summer Research Fellow

Greer Dawson Wilson Student Leadership Program

SGA Cabinet Director of Projects and Programs

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. 

SGA Women’s Caucus


Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Cotton, for sharing information and photos.

Thank you, Ms. Ashley Lewis, St. Mary of the Assumption School, for reaching out to her parents.