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Local Governor's Scholars Win $1.5 Million

Academic success will bring $1,550,000 in scholarships this spring to 1,550 high school students in the Long Beach Unified School District. To earn each of their $1,000 state scholarships, the high achieving ninth, tenth and eleventh graders have excelled on the California STAR exam, scoring either in the top 5 percent statewide or in the top 10 percent of students at their schools. The total number of students earning the first Governor's Scholarships are Avalon, 10 students; Cabrillo, 66; CAMS, 117; EPHS, 1; Jordan, 226; Lakewood, 281; Millikan, 293; Poly, 328; Savannah, 14; and Wilson, 214. Some of the local scholars may also be eligible for a $2,500 Governor's Distinguished Mathematics and Science Scholars Award. To qualify, each student must also have attained high scores on Advanced Placement, Inter-national Baccalaureate, or, in some instances, the Golden State Exam. Letters notifying winning students of their scholarships were mailed to parents by the Long Beach Unified School District this week. To qualify for the Governor's Award, a student had to complete Stanford 9 Reading, Mathematics and the California Standards test. To claim a scholarship, a student must now: • Access the Internet web site at www.scholarshare.com and go to the section labeled "Governor's Scholarship Programs." • Enter his or her name and personal identification number. • Provide the certification information. Students without Internet access may submit a manual claim form. To obtain a form, call (916) 323-9740.