Megan Lee checks!
Last weekend, the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) awarded an Academic Distinction Scholarship for the winner of the 18 & Under section of the All Girls Nationals. A 12-year-old Bellevue resident took home the prestigious grand prize. Megan Lee from Odle Middle School won the section with girls up to six years older than her and was awarded the prize. Dr. Magaly Spector, vice president of Diversity and Community Engagement at UTD, presented Lee her four-year scholarship. The scholarship is valued at $80,000 for an out-of-state student.
The annual All-Girls event is sponsored by the Kasparov Chess Foundation, whose chairman is Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion.