Friday, April 27, 2012

More Gates Millennium scholars from Monterey County

Three students attending student outreach programs at Cal State Monterey Bay have been named Gates Millenium scholars, according to CSUMB. Guillermo Alcauter was born in Michoacan, Mexico, and his family migrated to the United States when he was seven years old. He is the youngest of 10 siblings. His father works in the fields picking lettuce. Guillermo attended Soledad High School and will be the first to go to a four-year university. He will double major in Architecture and Civil Engineering at UC Berkeley. Edgar Garcia was born in Mexico, his family migrated to the US when he was 9 years old. He is the oldest of 3 siblings. He attends Watsonville High School. Edgar plans to do eight years at Brown University and enter the Liberal Medical Education (PLME) Program that allows him to combine liberal and medical studies. He hopes to return to Watsonville as a Family Doctor.. Daniel Dasilva was born in Watsonville and attends Watsonville High School. He was raised by his mother after his father passed away when he was very young. He will be attending UCLA and major in Political Science. Employees from CSUMB's TRIO programs have worked with these students throughout their high school careers and helped them realize their academic goals. Four students from Monterey County have been named Gates Millennium scholars so far, including Magaly Zagal, a senior at Alisal High. I'll find out if there's more once I get the Gates people call me back....

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