DPSCD Students Participate in GM You Make A Difference Program 

Phase II of the General Motors You Make A Difference Program concluded on Friday, July 1. The program, in partnership with General Motors (GM) and the Center for Creative Studies (CCS), included 18 Detroit Public Schools Community District students from the follow schools:

Cass Technical High School

  • Christopher Hendricks
  • Diamond Long
  • Da’Rel McMillian
  • Justin Stovall
  • Malik Stroughter

Teachers: Natalie Barmore and Kimberely Harden  

Detroit School of Arts

  • Alona Austin

Teacher: Sheryl Heading

East English Village Preparatory High School 

  • Xavier Dixon
  • Lauren James
  • Alquien Owens

Teachers Megan Moorman and Sherry McKinnon

Ludington Middle Honors Middle School

  • Amare Bradley
  • Freya Davis
  • Brajon Elly
  • Cameron Mann
  • Brooklynn Ward

Teacher: Beverly Watson

Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School

  • Miranda Kyle
  • Briyanna Marshall
  • Justice Sheely
  • Jaylen Woods

Teacher: Lela Ulmanis

DPSCD students worked with GM car designers and CCS students majoring in car design. Students learned the concepts of what is involved in planning and drawing cars in preparation for the clay model stage. Our student had the opportunity one-by-one to present their drawings from the very first stage through the completion of the idea before top GM design directors and CCS teachers and the college president.

Justin Stovall, Alona Austin, Cameron Mann and Briyanna Marshall were selected to attend summer art and design classes at CCS later this summer. An additional 15 students qualified to submit portfolios this fall to attend the Phase II program at the GM Tech Center where they will work with clay to shape and form the vehicle they design.

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