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Six Tosa students named National Merit finalists

Six semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship qualifying event — four students from East High School and two students from West High School — have been selected as finalists.

The finalists from East are John Barth, Evan Heyden, Henry Lynch, and Maya Martin. FromWest, they are Ella Hagopian and Gabriel Poehls.

To become a finalist, the semifinalist and a high school official were required to submit a detailed application describing the student's academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities and honors and awards received. To be considered, the student must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school; be endorsed and recommended by a high school official; write an essay; and earn SAT scores confirming the student's performance on the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.

Finalists will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit $2,500 scholarships that will be awarded on a state representational basis.

Tosa East student awarded full ride at Tufts

A Wauwatosa East senior, Seble Yigletu, has been awarded a QuestBridge scholarship through the National College Match, a national program which pairs talented high school seniors with full scholarships to the nation's top colleges. This year, 657 exceptional students hailing from 44 states have been selected as College Match scholarship recipients. As a recipient, Yigletu has been 'matched' to partner college Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, for a guaranteed full, four-year scholarship, including tuition, room and board, and other expenses.

QuestBridge, a national non-profit based in Palo Alto, California, connects the nation's most exceptional, low-income youth with leading institutions of higher education and further life opportunites.

Lincoln School wins

Green and Healthy award

Lincoln Elementary School has been named a Green and Healthy Sprout School through Green and Healthy School Wisconsin, a program which supports and encourages schools to create safe learning environments and prepare students to understand, analyze and address the major environmental and sustainability challenges now and in the future through providing resources, recognition and certification.

The award is administered through a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education.

To receive this level of recognition, Lincoln Elementary staff and students submitted documentation expressing their desire to be a Green and Healthy School and demonstrating their commitment to reducing environmental impact and costs, improving health and wellness, and increasing environmental and sustainability literacy.

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