Valley Stream Central High School student and 2023 valedictorian Michaela Sinclair has been named a Gates Scholar. The prestigious honor grants Michaela a scholarship to the school of her choice. Each year, only 300 students nationwide are selected.
The Gates Scholarship Foundation seeks to uplift outstanding minority high school seniors. Candidates for the scholarship are chosen based on their academic record, demonstrated leadership ability and exceptional personal success.
Michaela has a 109.54 weighted GPA. In addition to being a Gates Scholar, Michaela is a Questbridge finalist and a member of the National Honor Society. She took part in the MIT Introduction to Technology, Engineering and Science Program as well as the Columbia Science Honors Program. She will study chemistry at Harvard University in the fall.