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School District Five student receives scholarship from Magnet Schools of America

For Immediate Release – May 9, 2022

 

 

School District Five student receives scholarship from Magnet Schools of America

IRMO – A Lexington-Richland School District Five student received a $1,000 scholarship from Magnet Schools of America (MSA).

 

Carson Koon, a senior in the STEM Program at Dutch Fork High School, is one of 10 students from across the country to receive a scholarship.

 

“I love that I got the opportunity to apply for, and to receive this scholarship,” Koon said. “I know that the money will go a long way to help me get through my college career and finally achieve my dream of becoming a Veterinarian.”

 

Each year, MSA awards 10 scholarships to students who attend the host district for their national conference. The host district this year was Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. MSA implemented a new national scholarship program in order to honor 10 additional students attending magnet schools across the country last year. The students who received scholarships this year applied through a national process and were selected among a total of 30 applications.

 

The conference host scholarships are funded through the MSA operational budget.  The national scholarships are funded through generous donations.

 

School District Five Magnet Director Sara Wheeler said, "As a past president of Magnet Schools of America, I am so proud to be a part of this group’s initiative to fund student scholarships nationwide for our magnet students and especially proud that one of our own magnet students was a recipient this year.”

 

 

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