Legacy High School number 1 for receiving ND State Scholarships

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Legacy High School ranks number one in the state for receiving ND State Scholarships.

LHS has had the highest percentage in the state for the past three years. Last year, 96 of the 281 seniors received the scholarship.

In their classrooms, lunch rooms and hallways there are many seniors who are looking to graduate with the most scholarships they can.

Senior Dylan Beck said, "It is $6,000 that will go towards my college education, so it just helps to make and affordable college education realistic for me."

To receive the scholarship, students have to meet certain GPA requirements and take certain classes throughout their high school careers.

School counselor Melinda Thorton said, "Pushing them to try to have high standards as far as how they're performing in school and we're really proud of the fact that we've been successful getting the word out to kids, and that we have a lot of kids that are receiving the scholarship."

Principal Tom Schmidt says they rank so high due to the hard work of his teachers, counselors and aides.

Schmidt said, "It's a testimony not only to our students, but to our teachers, our faculty, all of our support staff. They're the ones that do all the hard work to make sure the students are prepared. A testimony to the students to go ahead and actually do the work to make themselves qualified."

The school says it hopes the scholarship recipient numbers continue to rise.

The state will notify seniors if they've received the scholarship in June.