BMHS students receive more than $5 million in scholarships | Local News

BELOIT—Many of Beloit Memorial High School’s (BMHS) graduating seniors are poised for a bright future with little to no student loan debt.

More than $5 million in scholarship offerings have been awarded to the BMHS class of 2021.

“It is always exciting to see the number of scholarships awarded to our students,” said BMHS Principal Emily Pelz. “In our Academy model, we offer rigorous course selections, leadership opportunities, internships, job shadows, sports, arts, clubs, and more. These experiences allow our students the opportunity to create a future for themselves.”

The universities and colleges offering scholarships included Amherst, Brown, Stanford, Marquette,

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U.S. Economy Is Likely To Sizzle This Summer : NPR

As the pandemic retreats and summer travel starts, hotels, airlines and rental car companies are expecting a big jump in business. Travelers also may have to prepare for longer lines, higher prices.


Today, Memorial Day, marks, among other things, the official start to the summer travel season. And that season could be busy this year with half of all adults in the country now vaccinated and many of us looking forward to a summer vacation from the coronavirus. That is likely to mean more business for restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues this summer. It could also

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Opinion | The Jewish History of Israel Is Over 3,000 Years Old. That’s Why It’s Complicated.

The Bible depicts an ideal land, one flowing with milk and honey. Yet Israel has always been one thing in dreams and another in the tumult of everyday life. When the five books of the Torah end, the Israelites are still in the wilderness and Moses, our leader out of Egypt, has been denied the promised land. The message is manifest: The perfect place does not yet exist, and you must enter a messy and contested land armed with the vision God has given you. Jews conclude the Passover Seder with “next year in Jerusalem.” Yet if one has the

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Curtis Sliwa, Fernando Mateo Had a Lively Mayoral Debate

Wednesday night’s debate between the two Republican candidates for mayor saw them call each other a criminal and a wannabe phony, among other things. Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels, and Fernando Mateo, a businessman and taxi driver advocate, were so vitriolic that NY1 debate moderator Errol Louis had to continually break up the fight.

The New York Post reported on the war of words:

Sliwa then hit at Mateo for blaming law enforcement for the closure of his restaurant on the Hudson River waterfront, La Marina, which filed for bankruptcy in 2019 over massive debt — and

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Junior Geek of the Month: Madisen Cordell wins Amazon scholarship to pursue computer science

When Madisen Cordell was in elementary school, a teacher used to bring her into the hallway to give her more challenging math problems. Now a high school senior, Cordell is still being called out by teachers, this time to learn during a class that she had been selected to receive an Amazon Future Engineer scholarship.

For Cordell, the honor is recognition of her success at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Wash., and it’s a huge help as she heads off to college this fall. Of the 100 recipients from underserved and underrepresented communities to be selected by

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Nature’s Sunshine Announces Scholarship Fund for Diverse Students

Newswise — SALT LAKE CITY / LEHI, Utah, June 2, 2021 – Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: NATR), a leading natural health and wellness company that manufactures high quality herbal and nutritional products, announced the creation of a new scholarship in partnership with the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah to support diverse students in their education.

The company has pledged $200,000 over four years, and the Eccles School will match 50%, for a total of $300,000. This will provide full-ride scholarships for deserving students to help them complete their education. Nature’s Sunshine will partner with

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BofA, Goldman Boost Brazil Growth Bets After Solid First Quarter

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Analysts from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Bank of America Corp. see Brazil’s economy growing faster this year after a better-than-expected first quarter that was driven by investment and booming agriculture.

Goldman increased its growth forecast for Latin America’s largest economy to 5.5% from 4.6%, while BofA raised its projections to 5.2% from 3.4% after Tuesday’s data release by the national statistics agency.

“Concerns about the slowdown in first quarter activity were exaggerated,” David Beker, BofA’s Chief Brazil economist, said in an interview.

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Help our profession or UK’s shared history will be lost, say archaeologists | Archaeology

Brexit has led to a serious shortage of senior archaeologists, sparking fears that controls on developments could be lifted and undiscovered treasures and untold stories about our past will be lost for ever.

“There’s a hiring crisis in archaeology,” Lisa Westcott Wilkins of DigVentures, an archaeology social enterprise, told the Observer. “We’ve lost a tranche of skilled workers from Europe and [there’s been] the instability of the pandemic.”

“One of our real terrors is that the government is going to use the shortage of archaeologists as an excuse to reduce our role in the planning system, just as

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Seven Days political columnist Dave Gram retires, will be replaced by Mark Johnson

Dave Gram, left, is leaving the Fair Game political column at Seven Days. Mark Johnson is taking over the post. Photos by John Herrick and Glenn Russell/VTDigger.

Dave Gram, a fixture in Vermont journalism, has retired, stepping down as columnist for the Burlington-based weekly Seven Days. 

Gram, who has reported in Vermont since 1985, wrote in a farewell column Wednesday that his health had taken a turn for the worse.  

“My heart was in it. My mind was still in it, but my body was saying ‘no mas,’” Gram, 65, said in an interview. 

He will be replaced by another

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Marquette Offers A Scholarship To 2022 Guard Sean Jones

Did you realize it’s been over a month since we had word of a new scholarship offer from Marquette men’s basketball for a high school prospect? It’s true! The last time we wrote about high schoolers on these digital pages was back in mid-April when new head coach Shaka Smart got offers out to local guys Seth Trimble and Leon Bond. There hasn’t been anything making enough noise for us to talk about since then, at least not til now.

Earlier this week, Smart and assistant coach DeAndre Haynes reached out to Class of 2022 prospect Sean Jones and offered

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