Jayla Scott at the 2019 State of the Schools

29 Apr East Tech senior Jayla Scott earns prestigious Gates Scholarship

There are plenty of stories about dedicated Clark County School District students who will graduate this year who have overcome adversity and are poised for greatness.

One such remarkable high school senior, among the thousands graduating this spring, is Jayla Scott.

Jayla, who attends East Career and Technical Academy, recently learned she is just one of 300 students who have been selected as a Gates Scholar – out of 36,500 applicants – through a scholarship program funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

To learn a little more about Jayla’s life, in which she has persevered through housing and food insecurity to be a leader at her school and in the community, read this Star Graduate profile of her that appears on CCSD’s website.

To explore more about Jayla’s incredible life, read this riveting story about her in The Nevada Independent.

Discover even more stories about some of our other phenomenal Class of 2019 students by visiting the Star Graduates page on CCSD’s website.