Six High School Seniors Awarded Gates Millennium Scholarship

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Prince George’s County Public Schools • www.pgcps.org
Dr. Alvin L. Crawley, Interim Superintendent of Schools | email: superintendent@pgcps.org
14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
May 17, 2013
For Immediate Release
CONTACT:
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301-952-6001
communications@pgcps.org
Six High School Seniors Awarded Gates Millennium Scholarship

UPPER MARLBORO, MD — Six graduating seniors from Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) have been selected for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program.

“Congratulations to these outstanding students who have earned this prestigious honor,” said Dr. Alvin L. Crawley, Interim Superintendent of Schools. “This scholarship allows our students to earn a bachelor’s, master’s and a doctorate degree. Their accomplishments are to be applauded and I wish them continued success as they embark on a new academic journey." 

PGCPS recipients include Boateng Kubi (Eleanor Roosevelt High School); Veronica Handunge (Eleanor Roosevelt High School); Yolande Pokam Tchuisseu (High Point High School); Lavell Nero (Oxon Hill High School); Victoria Mason (Potomac High School); and Divesh Rizal (Parkdale High School). 

Launched in 1999 with a $1 billion grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the program awards talented students each year with a “good-through-graduation” scholarship to use at the college or university of their choice.

The program promotes academic excellence and provides an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.

 

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About PGCPS: Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 204 schools, approximately 125,000 students and nearly 18,000 employees. With an annual budget of $1.6 billion, the district serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities. PGCPS is nationally recognized for its innovative programs and initiatives, including the expansion of Advanced Placement courses and partnerships with businesses and institutions of higher learning.


Prince George’s County Board of Education