Tevin Simard, a senior at G. Ray Bodley, has been awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship.
The program selects 1,000 students each year to receive an all-expenses paid scholarship to a four year college or university of their choosing.
Simard was also chosen for the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program that provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in overseas immersion programs.
He will stay with a host family for six-weeks in Jordan, and learn Arabic.
The program curriculum is designed to facilitate, through immersion and intensive learning, the equivalent of one year of Arabic instruction at a U.S. university.
With Ramadan beginning on June 29, Simard will be able to witness the holy month first-hand.
He will also visit the Ancient City of Petra and other historical sites.
Simard will attend Georgetown University in the fall, and leave for Jordan just before Fulton’s graduation ceremony.