The sophomore team is proud to announce Marilyn Gonzalez as a Carson Scholarship recipient! A Carson Scholar must have a GPA of at least a 3.75 and display humanitarian qualities through community service. Since only one student from each school can be nominated, Marilyn competed against her peers in an essay selection round by writing about her community work and what this scholarship would mean for her future. After being selected by the counseling department and GEAR UP as the most qualified candidate, Marilyn spent countless hours during lunch and after school writing and editing her application. Her hard work paid off when she received the notification that she had been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship that will continue to accrue interest until she graduates from Clemente! Carson Scholars are also awarded an Olympic-sized medal and a trophy for their school to celebrate their accomplishments.