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15 Gwinnett seniors earn Gates Millennium Scholarships

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More than a dozen Gwinnett County high school seniors will get a full ride to college.

This year, 15 students from Gwinnett County Public Schools were selected as 2014 Gates Millennium Scholars.

This is the most students in Gwinnett to ever receive this recognition.

There are 1,000 students nationwide selected as scholars. They will receive a full funding for undergraduate studies and also qualify for scholarships for graduate and doctoral work in a number of fields.

The scholarship is funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and honors academic excellence for outstanding minority low-income students.

This year's recipients from Gwinnett are:

• Micheline Amisi of Archer High
College plans: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

• Oluwatomisin "Tomi" Adelusi of Brookwood High
College plans: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

• Paula Deroseney of Dacula High
College plans: Emory University

• Chinye Ijeli of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
College plans: University of Chicago

• Jonathan S. Conde-Peraza of Meadowcreek High
College plans: Emory University

• Nabilah Khanam of Meadowcreek High
College plans: Georgia State University

• Caridad Milanes of Meadowcreek High
College plans: Georgia State University

• Thaxton Lipscomb of Mountain View High
College plans: Clemson University

• Thien-Phuoc Do of Norcross High
College plans: Emory University or University of Chicago

• Josselyn Garcia of Norcross High
College plans: Emory University

• Benazir Haseen of Norcross High
College plans: Georgia State University

• Annie Yang of North Gwinnett High
College plans: University of California, Berkeley or University of Georgia

• Hildana Haileyesus of Parkview High
College plans: Duke University

• Brian Chung of Peachtree Ridge High
College plans: Dartmouth University

• Brandon Johnson of Shiloh High
College plans: New York University

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