Lakeland High Graduate Wins Prestigious Award

Lakeland High Graduate Wins Prestigious Award
Posted on 07/08/2018
Tatiyahna Blakely, a 2018 graduate of Lakeland High School, has been awarded one of the most highly selective merit scholarships in the nation. The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia selected Tatiyahna Blakely as one of 36 recipients of the Jefferson Scholarship. She will commence her studies in the fall at U.Va.
 
Tatiyahna BlakelyIn order to be named a Scholar, candidates must undergo a rigorous, highly competitive, multi-stage selection process. This year, nearly 2,000 students were nominated for the Scholarship, 116 finalists were invited to take part in a four-day competition at U.Va. which included seminar discussions, essay and mathematics examinations, as well as inter-views conducted by U.Va. alumni and faculty.  
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