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Only 17 of about 500 students who applied for a very selective medical program at the University of Connecticut were accepted. Two of them are from Jonathan Law High School: They are this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian.
Valedictorian Ming-Yeah Hu and salutatorian Jamie Georgelos are both heading to the University of Connecticut in the fall, majoring in molecular and cell biology. They both received UConn's competitive Nutmeg Scholarship which will cover the cost of tuition, room and board over the next four years.
Both young women also have been accepted to the eight-year medical program at UConn.
“This highly selective program offers gifted and talented students the opportunity to combine their bachelor's and MD programs,” School Supt. Dr. Elizabeth Feser said during her speech at Monday night’s graduation ceremony at Jonathan Law High School. “In fact, this program is so selective that of approximately 500 applications submitted, 17 students have been accepted and will enroll in the fall. Jonathan Law is the only school to have two students accepted.”