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WHS senior receives $10,000 U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship

WHS senior receives $10,000 U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship


Zoie Francisco, a senior at Waynesville High School, was notified via phone on Tuesday, Dec. 4, that she has been selected to receive the $10,000 U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C.


“I am really shocked,” Francisco said after the call. “I knew people on the semi-finalist list and it is an honor to be chosen.” 


Francisco received the call at WHS from Dixie Grupe, the social studies director at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri contact for the U.S. Senate Scholarship. The call was arranged through Grupe and WHS Principal Randy Luebbert.


Francisco plans to study political science and English at the University of Virginia.



In the photos, WHS Principal Randy Luebbert lets Zoie Francisco know that he has a call for her; listening and celebrating the call. 

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