Best Friends From Norwalk High School Earn Exclusive College Scholarships

Best Friends From Norwalk High School Earn Exclusive College Scholarships

August 26, 2019 3 By Stanley Isaacs


MEDICINE ENOUGH. PAUL: EXACTLY. PAT: WHAT A BLAST. PAUL: HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WITH HIGH GPAs HAVE A FEW MORE THINGS IN COMMON. PAT: AMBER LEE SHOWS US THESE GIRLS ARE GOING PLACES AND WHO IS FOOTING THE BILL. 12th GRADERS HOFF NOR WALK HIGH SCHOOL ARE BEST FRIENDS WHO DO EVERYTHING TOGETHER. BOTH ARE HEAVILY INVOLVED WITH HAVEN’T WORK AND BOTH HAVE A GPA WELL OVER 4.0 THEY MET THE SUMMER BEFORE NINTH GRADE AT TENNIS PRACTICE. THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, WHEN SCHOOL STARTED, WE SAT NEXT TO EACH OTHER AND JUST KIND OF GOT STUCK. Y. NOW THEY SHARE ANOTHER THING IN COMMON. BOTH ARE WINNERS OF THE PRESTIGIOUS GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIPS. ONLY 1,000 STUDENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY GET THIS AWARD AND THESE TWO BESTIZE BOTH WON. A LITTLE OVERWHELMING. EVERYTHING KIND OF JUST HAPPENED SO FAST, BUT I’M GLAD I GOT SHARE IT. THE SCHEERPS ARE DESIGNED TO HELP THE COUNTRY’S BEST AND BRIGHTEST LOW INCOME MINOR STUDENTS GO TO THE COLLEGE OF THEIR CHOICE FOR FREE. WE PUSH OURSELVES TO APPLY AND ACHIEVE IT. THE COUNSELOR HERE SAYS IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE ANYONE HAS RECEIVED A GATES SCHOLARSHIP, BUT WITH THESE TWO RECENT AWARDS THAT MAKES SIX IN THE LAST 20 YEARS. ONCE HIGH SCHOOL ENDS THE TWO WILL GOOD THEIR SEPARATE WEES, ONE TO UC IRVINE FOR A NURSING DEGREE, AND ONE TO STANFORD TO MAJOR IN ENVIRONMENT DWRAL ENGINEERING. BUT THE TWO SAY THEY WILL STAY IN TOUCH AND PLAN TO REYOU’VE — ENNEW NIGHT AT THE GATES