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The gift - Feature Stories
June 2010 Issue
Morgann Lyles got more than a few funny looks when she arrived at Westminster High School on college day her senior year wearing a UGA shirt. A standout student at the private Atlanta school, Lyles had applied to such elite private universities as Harvard, Yale and Stanford, which she thought was her first choice. It was the “be all, end all,” she remembers thinking at the time. But in the end, the northern California campus couldn’t compete with the opportunities offered by UGA’s Foundation Fellowship program. She turned down Stanford and withdrew applications to Harvard and Yale. Now a sophomore, Lyles spent last summer at UGA’s Oxford campus and traveled to Berlin to study Jewish history and the Holocaust. This summer she’ll travel as a medical volunteer to Benin in West Africa, where she will live with a French-speaking family. Next spring she plans to study abroad in Senegal. In addition, she has access to small classes taught by some of …
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