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Ysleta, Socorro ISD's Miss Out on $1 Million Prize

Ysleta, Socorro ISD's Miss Out on $1 Million Prize

POSTED: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 10:32am

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 1:08pm

EL PASO - The odds were pretty good but neither the Ysleta nor Socorro Independent School District won the $1 million Broad Prize today.

The winners were announced at 10:25 a.m.

Philanthropist Eli Broad set up the prize to reward the district in the country that showed the best academic achievement for low income students.

Ysleta and Socorro did not go home empty handed though.

Each won secondary prizes of $250,000.  The money is earmarked for college scholarships.

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Wow. I sure wish it would have been the big one, but $250,000 is not to shabby. That's great news for our college bound kids.

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