YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A Yorktown student is among scholarship winners being featured in a "digital yearbook" in Times Square, New York, N.Y.
Taco Bell Foundation, together with Get Schooled, has recognized more than 300 junior and senior high school students from 38 states with $1,000 scholarships.
Each of these students’ images and stories will also be featured on June 8 in the Graduate for Más Times Square Yearbook, a six-story digital yearbook in the heart of Times Square.
This "Graduate for Más: Times Square Yearbook scholarship was established to recognize young people as they pursue their passions in college.
This year, thousands of students from around the country shared their ambitions and dreams and the steps they have taken this year to begin to realize those goals.
“This next generation is an exceptional group and has incredible potential to make an impact on their communities and the world,” said Frank Tucker, President of the Taco Bell Foundation.
“We want to encourage them to be relentless in pursuit of their dreams and big things will happen, in their lives, in their communities and even in Times Square.”
In their entries, scholarship winners reflected on their passions and dreams for the future:
"I have a particular affinity for biomedical engineering because I find biology, particularly anatomy, and math extremely intriguing. This summer I will be studying in Paris on a full scholarship. I will be taking a medicine course for four hours a day, studying topics ranging from anatomy and physiology to pathology and vaccine development. After high school, I plan to major in biomedical engineering as well as follow a pre-med track in college," said Adrienne Lett, of Yorktown Heights.
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