Brianna Shilling’s fun fact: She loves Harry Potter so much she can nearly recite all the books. Photo Credit: Hannah Baade | Hillsborough High

Introducing the 2014 Barnes Scholarship winners

Today we celebrate four high school students who have already climbed high on the ladder of success. They're smart, they're hardworking, and they know what it takes to do well in the world. They've made their climbs despite tough lives, showing incredible resilience in the face of poverty and other struggles. They  …

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    Today we celebrate four high school students who have already climbed high on the ladder of success. They're smart, they're hardworking, and they know what it takes to do well in the world. They've made their climbs despite tough lives, showing incredible resilience in the face of poverty and other struggles. They are …

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