Langston offers scholarship to SC girl

LANGSTON, Okla. — Officials at Langston University have offered a scholarship to a South Carolina eighth-grader who wrote to Congress asking for help for her school’s crumbling facility.

LANGSTON, Okla. — Officials at Langston University have offered a scholarship to a South Carolina eighth-grader who wrote to Congress asking for help for her school’s crumbling facility. Ty’Sheoma Bethea attended President Barack Obama’s address to Congress in February. Now, Langston President JoAnn Haysbert is offering the young girl a full scholarship to the historically Black college. Haysbert wrote to the girl of her own ties to South Carolina, where she grew up picking cotton on her grandparents’ farm in Kingstree, S.C. She offered the girl a full scholarship and an opportunity to attend a summer math and science program at the school. Ty’Sheoma wrote back that she intends to do "everything possible" to qualify for the grade-point average and test scores needed to become a freshman at Langston in 2012. ______ Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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