Rochester student wins $ 100,000 scholarship as part of ‘Kids Deserve A Shot’ Campaign
Ben Truax, 16, of Rochester, is the recipient of a $ 100,000 Minnesota University Scholarship as part of the state’s Kids Deserve a Shot campaign.
According to a press release.
“I chose to get the vaccine for a bunch of reasons. Firstly, because my mom works in a hospital, she educated us on science,” Truax said. “We have also experienced loss and tragedy on the other hand for those who don’t get me vaccinated. And getting the shot is doing my part to keep my family and those around us safe.”
Truax is one of the many students who are expected to receive the award.
“…. I am proud that Ben has done his part to fight this pandemic and protect himself, his family and his community by getting the full vaccine. “