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Kennedy seniors Gates Millennium Scholars
Kennedy High School seniors Abigail Boadu and Ngan Nguyen have been awarded Gates Millennium Scholarships, which will provide full tuition to the college or university of their choice.
The recipients will receive graduate school tuition and access to personal and professional development programs.
Gates Millennium Scholarships are awarded to 1,000 students nationwide from a pool of around 54,000 applicants. Students are required to complete a rigorous application process that includes writing eight essays, acquiring extensive recommendation forms and completing other paperwork to verify their eligibility.
Founded in 1999, the Gates Millennium Scholar program has awarded more than $763 million to 16,000 students since 2000. Funding comes from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Mock car crash teaches students
A mock crash demonstration for Bloomington juniors and seniors is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday at Jefferson High School.
The demonstration will include Bloomington police responding to a mock 911 call along with Allina Medical Emergency Services and the Bloomington Fire Department.
Students will witness rescue operations to save “injured students” trapped inside wrecked vehicles.
The demonstration coincides with prom and graduation season, and is organized by the school’s Positive Forces for Change chapter, junior members of the Jefferson Student Council, and Tri-City Partners for Healthy Youth and Communities.