Taylor Academy Student Named Gates Millennium Scholar

For the second consecutive year, a student at Patrick Taylor Academy has been named a Gates Millennium Scholar.

Taylor Academy student Tichelle Porch received confirmation recently that she will be awarded the scholarship.

Porch, a senior, was one out of 1,000 students that were awarded the scholarship this year.  More than 23,000 students across the country applied.

The Gates Millennium Scholarship will allow Porch to attend any college she wishes tuition free.

2010-2011 JPPSS High School Student of the Year Ngoc Pham, also a Taylor Academy graduate, was the first Taylor student to be awarded a Gates Millennium Scholarship.

The Gates Millennium scholarship is a program for outstanding minority students with significant financial need.