Scholar deserves high praise

Published 9:40 pm Monday, May 7, 2012

Congratulations to Windsor High School senior Maurica Bynum.

Bynum was recently named a Gates Millennium Scholar, which means as long as she is in college, her tuition will be paid. Of course, she must maintain good grades, but we doubt that will be a problem for her in the long run.

Bynum carries a grade point average of 4.017 and plans to major in accounting at Virginia Wesleyan University.


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She was among 1,000 to receive the scholarships from the 24,000 who applied. The program is administered by the National Negro College Fund and was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

This is also the in a row for a Windsor High School student to receive the scholarship. It’s clear that our schools and parents are doing at least a few things right.

Best of luck to this Gates Scholar.