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District 833 students earn prestigious academic honor at Northwestern University

Five students from South Washington County Schools were honored at Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development at its annual award ceremony on Sept. 9. The students were celebrated for their achievement in Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search. The recognized students are:

·      Eliza Kubicek, Grade 5 at Valley Crossing Elementary School
·      Ajali Nambudiri, Grade 6 at Lake Middle School
·      Minka Li, Grade 8 at Lake Middle School
·      Emily Zhi, Grade 9 at Woodbury High School
·      Marisa Duran, Grade 10 at East Ridge High School

The students were part of the top two or three percent of the more than 12,000 students who participated in the program around the nation last year. Award winners received certificates, medals and/or scholarships as a recognition for their achievements.