The College of Saint Mary has awarded three Marie Curie scholarships to area students.
In a surprise presentation, Central High Senior Ilka Yarnel Cisneros was given a check for $76,000 in aid over the next four years.
The honor student intends to major in chemistry with a minor in biology. She tells Channel Six that without the help she would not be able to attend this school.
Other reciepients include Hannah Pauley of Columbus and Karen Saavedra who attends Benson.