Yale-Bound Cooke Scholar Minh Nguyen Featured in The Oregonian

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‘Amazing’ Portland high school student wins two of nation’s top full-ride scholarships

Minh Nguyen, who will graduate from David Douglas High on Thursday, won not one but two of the nation’s most prestigious full-ride scholarships.

The math-loving, Yale-bound immigrant from Vietnam won a Gates Millennium scholarship, awarded to the country’s 1,000 most promising low-income minority students each year. She also won a Jack Kent Cooke scholarship, awarded this year to the 94 brightest low-income high school seniors nationwide.

Nguyen, who has led the school’s nationally competitive rocketry team and served five times as a counselor at Outdoor School, took eight Advanced Placement classes at David Douglas, including calculus, physics and psychology, and loved them. She is one of 12 valedictorians in her graduating class.

Read more about Minh Nguyen in OregonLive.