Crown Heights student receives scholarship from New York Times

It’s been a difficult year for Danielle Knight and her family, and she says this will “take some of the stress off.”

News 12 Staff

Jun 16, 2021, 12:03 AM

Updated 1,040 days ago

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A Crown Heights student says she is overjoyed to be one of a dozen students to receive a scholarship from the New York Times. 
It’s been a difficult year for Danielle Knight and her family, and she says this will “take some of the stress off.” 
Knight is just one of 12 New York City seniors to receive the scholarship. In her essay, the KIPP NYC College Prep student discussed how the pandemic affected her family. 
"I was working at a restaurant and I would get off work at 11 and specific parts of the application would be due at 11:59 so whenever I got the chance I would work on the application,” said Knight. 
News 12’s Katie Vasquez details more on why Knight is so honored and didn’t take the prize lightly. 


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