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      Surprise scholarship awarded to Ballou student

      (WJLA) - It was a far from normal day for one D.C. area high school senior.{} Tuesday morning, ABC7 was at Ballou High School in southeast as one lucky senior was awarded a Tractenberg scholarship.

      This scholarship provides a full four year ride to George Washington University.GW president Steven Knapp did the honors with the university's mascot by his side.

      Tai'Lon Jackson is one of eight college-bound D.C. high school seniors that will receive full scholarships, worth more than $200,000 each, to GW this year.