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Brianna Nava of BHSC Selected as Gates Scholar for Class of 2024

BATESVILLE, AR:  Batesville High School Charter (BHSC) is thrilled to announce that Senior Brianna Nava has been selected as a Gates Scholar for The Gates Scholarship Class of 2024. This prestigious honor places Brianna among an elite group of 750 Scholars chosen from an impressive pool of over 53,000 applicants nationwide.

The Gates Scholarship recognizes young leaders who exemplify outstanding academic achievement, service, and commitment. Brianna's dedication and hard work have truly set her apart, earning her this incredible opportunity to continue her education and personal growth.

"We are immensely proud of Brianna's accomplishment in being selected as a Gates Scholar," said Kevin Bledsoe, Principal of BHSC. "Her commitment to academic excellence, service to the community, and leadership qualities have been consistently evident throughout her high school years. This honor is a testament to her exceptional abilities and potential for a bright future."

As a Gates Scholar, Brianna will receive funding for her undergraduate education, along with opportunities to further develop her leadership skills and prepare for professional life. She will also have access to a comprehensive support network, including mentoring, leadership development, wellness programs, career guidance, internship, and job opportunities.

"We hope this news brings Brianna and her family special joy and hope for a brighter future," added Principal Bledsoe. "We have no doubt that she will make the most of this opportunity and continue to achieve great things."

About The Gates Scholarship: Founded by Bill and Melinda Gates, The Gates Scholarship aims to provide outstanding minority students with the opportunity to pursue higher education without the burden of financial constraints. The scholarship supports scholars throughout their college journey, fostering their growth as leaders and helping them build a network of like-minded individuals and professionals. Learn more here