Michelle Obama Scholar Accepted to Disney Dreamers Academy
February 6, 2020
Mauricsa Woods, a sophomore at the Michelle Obama Early College High School, will be spending four days this summer at the Disney Dreamers Academy. At 16 years old, she is already a small business owner and considers herself a young entrepreneur. The founder of Tootie's Trendy Treats, Woods dreams of becoming one of the world's best pastry chefs.
"I am determined to improve my skills and continue to pursue my educational endeavors," Woods wrote in her applicant bio. "My deepest desire is to make the world a sweeter place, one 'Trendy Treat' at a time."
Her application was accepted from thousands submitted by high school students between the ages of 13 and 19. Only 100 will attend the Disney Dreamers Academy each session. At the end of the four-day intensive, they will be equipped with the motivation, guidance, and skills to make their dreams come true. Dreamers distinguish themselves by demonstrating the qualities of intellectual curiosity, compassion, courage, generosity, and optimism.
The Academy was founded in 2008 to give students with a dream the tools it takes to realize their potential. The Walt Disney Company, entertainer Steve Harvey and ESSENCE magazine host the event at Walt Disney World Resort. The Academy's dreamers will interact with Disney cast members, celebrities, industry experts and community leaders. They will also get a chance to enjoy the fun of the resort's theme parks.