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Five Students Win Amazon Future Engineer Scholarships

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Five MCPS graduating seniors have received 2024 Amazon Future Engineer Scholarships worth up to $40,000 over four years to pursue a degree in computer science or engineering. The students will also receive a paid internship after their freshman year to gain practical work experience with mentorship from Amazon leaders.

The students are:

  • Gabriel Diaz, Wheaton High School
  • Melat Ghebreselassie, Springbrook High School
  • Franco Molinari, James Hubert Blake High School
  • Khadija Ndiaye, Northwood High School
  • Kamsy Umeaku, Paint Branch High School

The students were among 18 Maryland students and 400 in the Washington, D.C. region chosen based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, and financial need.

Ten Edison Students Win Gold at State SkillsUSA Competition

About 120 Thomas Edison High School of Technology students participated in the SkillsUSA state competition in Carroll County. Among the accomplishments:

  • Edison was recognized as a Chapter of Excellence and received a Bronze Medal for Chapter of Distinction.
  • Genevieve Swisher, automotive collision and repair teacher at Edison, was recognized as Region 5 Advisor of the Year. 
  • Edison students won Gold in eight events, Silver in 10 events and Bronze in 14 events. In total, Edison students won 39 medals.

Gold medal winners will advance to the national competition in Atlanta in June. The students, their high schools and their winning categories were:

  • Emily Lobo, Wheaton, Job Skill Demo A
  • Leonardo Fernandes, Albert Einstein, Electrical Construction Wiring
  • Joanna Quijada, Wheaton, Architectural Drafting
  • Christian Ricks, James Hubert Blake, Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Mathias Ocana, Walt Whitman, Carpentry
  • Isis Gaia Valiphanh, Northwood, Nail Care
  • Bhavi Vaghani, Blen Worede and Sarah Tadesse, Wheaton, Career Pathways Showcase–Healthcare
  • Devin Cammack, Richard Montgomery, T-Shirt Design