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Hume-Fogg sophomore awarded scholarship to program at Cornell University

Congratulations to Yeabsira Mezmur, a sophomore at Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School, for winning a full scholarship to the 2017 Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar (TASS) at Cornell University. The educational program, titled "Black Feminist Thought," is a six-week-long, college-level seminar for gifted and highly motivated high school sophomores. Admission to the program is highly selective. Teachers and guidance counselors first nominate promising students for candidacy to TASS. After completing a rigorous application and submitting an academic recommendation and transcript, TASS finalists are selected from the competitive group of applicants. Each candidate receives a personal interview by an associate or member of the Telluride Association board, after which a central committee selects the scholarship recipients. TASS Scholars enjoy free tuition, room and board and books at the seminar for which they are selected.

Telluride Association is an independent not-for-profit educational organization which has offered summer programs to high school juniors of exceptional promise since 1954. This is the 25th year of Telluride's Sophomore Seminar.