Lincoln High School Senior Josephine Dal learned on December 3rd that she had been matched with Vanderbilt University through the Questbridge program, and will receive a full ride scholarship to attend there.

At Lincoln, Dal has participated in a variety of extracurricular activities including cross country, track (where she was state runner up in both hurdle events as a junior, and took 3rd place in the long jump), and numerous band groups including marching band and the school's top audition group, Symphonic Band. She is an Advanced Placement Scholar, is involved in Collision and Student Council, and was voted 2018 homecoming queen.

The Questbridge program connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading colleges and opportunities. By working with these students — beginning in high school through college to their first job —QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation’s best colleges and to support them to achieve success in their careers and communities. Learn more about the program here.

Josephine was recently featured in the Sioux Falls School District's video series "Senior Spotlight" and you can learn more about her by watching that video below.