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Liana Star of Santa Fe has received a scholarship to continue her high school education at the United World College-Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The daughter of Miranda Saint James, Liana recently completed her sophomore year at Mandela International Magnet School in Santa Fe. She was among 60 U.S. students selected for the merit-based Davis Scholarships.
Liana’s article “Kindness Rocks, and So Do CASA First Youth Ambassadors,” in Tumbleweeds' Fall 2020 issue, won second place for articles on social issues in the New Mexico Press Women 2021 Communications Contest.
UWC is an international high school for 16- to 19-year-olds with 18 campuses worldwide whose mission is to unite cultures through education, thus creating a peaceful, sustainable world. UWC students represent up to 90 countries at some campuses; many come from conflict regions.
UWC offers the international baccalaureate, a two-year pre-university program that is the most widely recognized secondary school diploma in the world.
Applicants for Davis Scholarships must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be either 16 or 17 years old on Sept. 1 of the year they intend to enroll. Additional non-scholarship students may also be selected. These students will be offered partial or no financial support. To learn more about UWC-USA, visit www.uwc-usa.org.
- Gwen Albers, Advancement and Communications Coordinator, United World College