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McDaniel students take national awards, scholarships

Carroll County Times

April 5, 2017


Three McDaniel College students came away with national awards and scholarships this semester.

Junior Jocelyn Diaz was awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Dijon, France, sophomore Jasmin Chavez is one of 50 students from across the country selected as a 2017 national fellow for Young People For, and senior Alexaundria Leonard is one of 15 students from across the nation selected for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Japan exchange program.

Chavez, of Falls Church, Va., is a double-major in political science and Spanish, according to a news release from the college. The Young People For fellowship is a leadership development program that "identifies, engages and empowers the newest generation of progressive leaders to create lasting change in their communities," according to the release.

The McDaniel senior already has created her own program, and hopes through this program to expand it. In her hometown, she said, she created a program around science technology engineering and math for children in elementary and middle school through a Griswold-Zepp award from McDaniel.

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