I just have to share this as this is just amazing!!!!!!!!! I am SOOOOOO proud of my step daughter! In Washington State there is a thing called the Gates Scholarship. It is sponsered by Bill Gates of Microsoft. The Gates Foundation chooses one high school, one junior high, and one elementary school in each Washington county. Then they sponser that school with the latest technology, they sponser teachers to get their masters degree and put tons of money into the school. Well for the high schools, they have the Gates Scholarhip. It is an academic/leadership/community service scholarship. Anyway, as a junior in highschool, you apply for this scholarship and then you have to go through round after round as you progress up the ladder closer to winning the scholarship - well - my step daughter WON!!!! She is getting her college education up to a BACHELORS degree completely paid for through this scholarship ANYWHERE she wants to go to school. Now I don't know if it pays her room and board or not - but I will read the papers as soon as I get home. My husband just got the papers today! I will let you know!!! I am just so excited. We were going to be able to put her through college with an AA here where I work, but not anymore unless she paid for it - so this is AWESOME!!!