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Two Gates Millennium Scholars Among Second Graduating Class

Minds Matter of Los Angeles Class of 2014

We are honored to announce two of our graduating seniors are recipients of the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. They will be attending George Washington and Stanford universities. Other colleges our seniors will be attending include: American University, Brown University, Mills College, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, Syracuse University, and San Jose State.

Student Blogs

  • Fri, 05 Jul 2013 21:31:49 +0000: Ready To Embark On Another Journey - Toshe Ayo-Ariyo
    With that, I think I'm ready to embark on another journey. I am excited for the wonderful education I will receive at Penn, the influential people I will meet and the amazing opportunities I will have. This is the dream I have always aspired to.
  • Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:25:10 +0000: Liberating Decision - Toshe Ayo-Ariyo
    Getting accepted by Penn was an affirmation of all the effort I put into this process. And even though I've always thought it is the all-around perfect college for me, being put on the wait list gave me time to really consider the other schools I got into.
  • Sat, 20 Apr 2013 22:05:21 +0000: Finding My Way - Toshe Ayo-Ariyo
    I used to think my ability to be successful would be dictated by the university I attended, even with so many people telling me, over and over, "You'll be successful wherever you go." I'm finally starting to see that what they've been saying is true.
  • Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:10:17 +0000: Anticipation - Toshe Ayo-Ariyo
    I finally have time to fully enjoy high school life -- but instead of making me sad or afraid to leave, it's just making me even more excited for all of the experiences that are in my future. For now, though, I'll soak in every moment of these last few weeks while I can.
  • Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:41:20 +0000: The Next Steps In Applying For College - Toshe Ayo-Ariyo
    My laptop became my best friend, accompanying me everywhere I went: on the car ride to San Diego with my family, on trips to the grocery store. I didn't want to waste any opportunity to edit and improve my essays.