The 2017-2018 Virginia and David McElyea Scholarship for Educational Excellence scholarship recipient is Benjamin Karls, a student from Barry Goldwater High School who will be attending the University of Arizona this fall. In his essay he states: “As long as advancements in science and math have started, the key to innovation has been creative thinking. If the early mathematicians and scientists had not thought outside their known nature, new concepts and advancements could never have been made.”

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