5 Polytechnic High School Students Land $1K Payday After Getting Into MIT

CBS Los Angeles

SUN VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — Five exceptional students from Sun Valley’s Polytechnic High School are being rewarded for their efforts after getting accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Andrew Koh, Reymundo Cano, Kevin Escobar, GiMin Choi and William Lopez-Cordero recently received their acceptance letters. And now Farmers Insurance has handed each student $1,000 to get them started at college.

Chuck Browning, head of Sponsorships and Corporate Giving, applauded the students’ efforts.

“It’s an incredible accomplishment. I mean, how often do you have one school with five students who have achieved what these students have – attendance at MIT?” Browning asked.

Farmers also gave $5,000 to the math and science magnet – a thank you for inspiring students like the “MIT 5” to reach their goals.

“I’m really proud, I’m so happy to see them succeeding like this, going to MIT. This has been their dream for lots of years,” teacher…

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