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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 This Week's Paper
Clover Park High School student wins Gates Millenium, Dell scholarships

The future looks bright for Clover Park High School’s Zoey Selby. Selby is first in her graduating class, is a Washington Scholar and the recipient of a Gates Millennium and a Dell Scholars scholarships.
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The $20,000 Dell Scholars Program provides its students with resources and mentoring beyond initial financial assistance to ensure they have the support they need to obtain a college degree.
“Zoey has been accepted at a number of colleges in Washington and is waiting to hear from additional schools on the east coast,” said Jennifer Dixon, career and technical education counselor. “Zoey is a true scholar athlete and is as competitive in the classroom as she is on the track and field.”
Selby has a passion for good health and is compelled to promote healthy living, physical fitness and nutrition for everyone. For her senior project, Selby is developing a crossfit event for Memorial Day to honor veterans who gave their lives in the line of duty. She would like to pursue a degree in community health at Brown University and is considering medical school as a future goal.  
Selby said she developed a love of learning at an early age.
“I was reading below my grade level as a second-grader. With encouragement from my mother and grandparents, I developed a love of learning that has continued throughout my educational career.”