Office Depot recognizes 15 DPS grads who got all A's with shopping sprees

Posted at 6:08 PM, Jun 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-16 18:08:01-04

7 Action News would like to congratulate a group of accomplished Detroit Public Schools graduates.

Fifteen kids got all A’s and won the 2016 Office Depot and OfficeMax Scholarship.

As a result they were recognized during a celebratory ceremony Thursday.

Then they got to go on a shopping spree at Office Depot today in Oak Park. They each got one thousand dollars and bought things they will need as they continue their education in college.

Office Depot says the goal is to inspire.

“This program was geared towards students that have a big achievement,” said Akoco Grace, the Education Solutions Manager at Office Depot. "Office Depot is a big proponent of education. We want to see a positive outcome.  We are trying to make a difference in the community and that is what people should know.“