Meadowcreek, Norcross Seniors Win Gates Millennium Scholarships

All have won full scholarships for undergrad studies.

Fifteen seniors from Gwinnett County Public Schools have been named 2014 Gates Millennium Scholars, earning them a full ride in college.

The group represents the largest number of Gwinnett students to earn the recognition in one school year.

Included in the group are six students from Norcross-area schools — three each from Meadowcreek and Norcross high schools.

Thien-Phuoc Do, Josselyn Garcia and Benazir Haseen of Norcross, and Jonathan S. Conde-Peraza, Nabilah Khanam and Caridad Milanes of Meadowcreek all will have their college careers paid for with the award.

Gwinnett students named 2014 Gates Millennium Scholars are:

·       Micheline Amisi, Archer High

College plans: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

·       Oluwatomisin “Tomi” Adelusi, Brookwood High

College plans: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

·       Paula Deroseney, Dacula High

College plans: Emory University

·       Chinye Ijeli, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology

College plans: University of Chicago

·       Jonathan S. Conde-Peraza, Meadowcreek High

College plans: Emory University

·       Nabilah Khanam, Meadowcreek High

College plans: Georgia State University

·       Caridad Milanes, Meadowcreek High

College plans: Georgia State University

·       Thaxton Lipscomb, Mountain View High

College plans: Clemson University

·       Thien-Phuoc Do, Norcross High

College plans: Emory University or University of Chicago

·       Josselyn Garcia, Norcross High

College plans: Emory University

·       Benazir Haseen, Norcross High

College plans: Georgia State University

·       Annie Yang, North Gwinnett High

College plans: University of California, Berkeley or University of Georgia

·       Hildana Haileyesus, Parkview High

College plans: Duke University

·       Brian Chung, Peachtree Ridge High

College plans: Dartmouth University

·       Brandon Johnson, Shiloh High

College plans: New York University

The program, funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, promotes academic excellence for outstanding minority low-income students, says a GCPS press release.

In addition to full scholarships for undergraduate studies, Gates Millennium Scholars also qualify for funding to cover graduate and doctoral work in the areas of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.


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