Shane Winner, a senior and academic standout at Iola High School, assumed hed follow a predictable route after graduation: Go to a four-year state college, earn a degree and join the workforce.
That path took an unexpected turn last year when his friend, 2019 IHS graduate Jon Miller, was accepted to Bowdoin College in Maine through the QuestBridge scholars program. With their sons success, Millers parents, Paul and Kari, decided to help other IHS students reach for the stars.
They took Winner under their wing.
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