Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Magaly Zagal, a senior at Alisal High, a Gates Millennium scholar

Magaly Zagal, a senior from Alisal High, is the first Gates Millennium Scholar to be chosen from her alma mater. Magaly, way to go!

Every year the Gates Millennium Scholars program selects 1,000 outstanding students, and this year, the program received 24,000 applications, making it the largest and most competitive group of the candidates in the program's history. Out of those 24,000 applicants, Magaly Zagal, became the first ever recipient of the Millennium Gates Scholarship for Alisal High School.

Students selected are eligible for fellowship funding for their education through the master’s and doctoral levels at the colleges of their choice.

Magaly Zagal is graduating in three years with great accomplishments.

“We are very excited to see that she is completing high school in three years and with such accomplishments” said Dan Burns, Alisal High School principal.

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