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209 Together Scholars Share Stories Of Perseverance

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

In her junior year at Proviso Math and Science Academy, Michelle Munoz, 18, was dealt a devastating blow — her father died. And during her junior year in high school, Munoz’s mother was diagnosed with a series of benign tumors.

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Community Rallies To Keep East Grad In College

Friday, January 11, 2019 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Kiana Walker works tow jobs, but it wasn’t enough to keep her in school. | Photo provided

Kiana Walker spent the holidays this year working as a life skills trainer at Restorative Rehab Service in Carbondale, a firm that helps those suffering from neurological trauma live independently and develop life skills. When she wasn’t working at the rehabilitation firm, she was working as a cashier at Party City. But it wasn’t enough.

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PMSA Grad From Nigeria Wins Full Ride To Study Neuroscience AT UIUC

Monday, July 30, 2018 || By Siobhan Neela-Stock || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Omolabake Oyetayo, a recent PMSA graduate and Nigeria native who will attend UIUC in the fall to study neuroscience. | Photo provided 

Growing up, Omolabake Oyetayo’s father always said to her, ‘It takes brains to work with brains.” That’s mostly what has motivated the 17-year-old to study neuroscience this fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

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