OC Register: Santa Ana teen wins $170,000 scholarship

Santa Ana High school senior Alexis Rodriguez has been awarded a $170,000 scholarship to attend Wabash College in Indiana starting this fall.

The prestigious Honor Scholarship, awarded by the university to a handful of students each year, will also help Rodriguez become the first in his family to attend college.

Rodriguez, 18, qualified for the scholarships on the strength of his grades, community service and academic achievements. The Santa Ana High senior has earned straight A's throughout high school and has excelled in Advanced Placement math courses.

The scholarship will cover tuition, room and board and other expenses throughout the next four years.

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Ashley Temm