Congratulations to Interlake senior Aurora Bays-Muchmore who has been named a Jefferson Scholar at the University of Virginia by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation!

Bays-Muchmore is one of 34 recipients of the award this year, receiving a full scholarship to the University of Virginia, where she will begin studying this fall. Additionally, scholars benefit from a number of enrichment programs sponsored by the Foundation, including travel abroad, career networking activities, a leadership speaker series, and an outdoor challenge program.

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The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.