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City students win Horatio Alger scholarships

We just got a press release alerting us to 25 New York State winners of the Horatio Alger Scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. Winners — who have demonstrated dedication to education and overcome obstacles — will get $5,000 to put toward college and support while they’re there.

The 11 winners from city public schools are

April Aguilar, Edward R. Murrow High School
Fatuma Ceesay, Manhattan Center for Science and Math
Keren Cerdeno, City College Academy of the Arts
Samuel Conteh, Ralph Mckee Vocational-Technical High School
Soulin Haque, Stuyvesant High School
Rui Chang Mei, Midwood High School at Brooklyn College
Ashleandra A. Opoku, J. Michael Petrides School
Yamillet Payano, Manhattan Center for Science and Math
Sarwat Siddiqui, Susan E Wagner High School
Diandra R. Vega, Tottenville High School
Catherine Zhang, Midwood High School at Brooklyn College

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