Kia Lor with Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Ryback after receiving a Beat the Odds award.
Kia will be a student at CSB/SJU this fall.
Kia Lor, a senior from Johnson High School in St. Paul, Minn., was recently honored with a Children's Defense Fund 'Beat the Odds' scholarship. This award recognizes teens who have overcome extreme adversity to succeed in school and life. She also just received the Gates Millenium Scholarship, a prestigious award, which ensures recipients' colleges costs are completely covered by grants and scholarships.