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12 SPPS High School Students Receive St. Paul Optimist Club Scholarships

Published December 1, 2020

Twelve Saint Paul Public Schools high schoolers received college scholarships from The St. Paul Optimist Club. The $2,500 awards are given to high-achieving St. Paul public high school students from mostly low-income families. Of this year's 16 winners, 12 are SPPS students.

This year's winners from SPPS are:

Central High School

  • Zoe Chinn
  • Victoria Pekel

Como Park Senior High School

  • Kalid Ali

Harding High School

  • Pada Lorpatou
  • Diamond Thlang

Humboldt High School

  • Lay Lay

Johnson High School

  • Safa Idris
  • Lue Xiong
  • Mor Yang

LEAP High School

  • Hser Leh
  • Htoo Gay Wah

Open World Learning Community

  • Kate Moe

Congratulations to this year's winners! Read more about these impressive students in the Pioneer Press article.