Q&A on the News

Q: I read about the Gates Millennium Scholars from Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School and Cobb County Schools in a recent Metro section. Were there any Gates winners from the Atlanta Public Schools system?

—Winsome Hawkins, Marietta

A: Yes. Of the 1,000 scholarship winners in 44 states, the District of Columbia and five territories, 94 were from Georgia. Of those, 21 were APS students. Recipients from Booker T. Washington High School: Shaquitta Bell, Marshanae Davis, Crystal Harris, Taylor Hart, Elizabeth Jenkins and Malina Moses. Recipients from the Carver School of Health Science and Research: Marquis Bell, Shontel Coleman, Elisha Pittman, Keiana Raven and Gregory Stalls. Students from Frederick Douglass High School: Jeremy Hughes, Ebony Reid and Vivian Stepp. Students from the South Atlanta School of Law and Social Justice: Teanna Glass, Glenisha Smith and Raven Tukes. Other APS recipients: Paul Harris of Early College at Carver, Frederica Lamar of Benjamin E. Mays High School, Mishka Moncrieffe of North Atlanta High School and Zicuria Ussery with Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School.

Q: If you win the Georgia Lottery game, Decades of Dollars, which pays $250,000 per year for 30 years, what happens if you should die before the end of that time ?

—Carol A. Canady, Winston

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A: In the event that a Georgia Lottery annuity jackpot winner passes away before collecting an entire jackpot prize, remaining payments would continue to be paid to the winner’s estate in annual installments, Georgia Lottery Corp. spokeswoman Tandi Reddick told Q&A on the News.

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