ATLANTA -- Atlanta Public Schools had more winners of the 2013 Gates Millennium Scholarship that any other district in the state of Georgia.
As spokesman for APS Stephen Alford reported, 14 APS high school students have taken the award. The Gates Millennium Scholarship, Alford said, is given to 1,000 students across the country. Winners can use the scholarship toward attendance at their choice college or university.
Along with the funds, students receive personal and professional development through various Gates Leadership programs.
"At a time when the perception of our academic programs have suffered, it is reassuring to see our students compete and achieve some of the most prestigious academic awards offered to high school students," Superintendent of APS Erroll Davis, Jr. said.