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Bronfman Youth Fellowship given to Mercer Island student

Madeleine Brown has been awarded a Bronfman Youth Fellowship for studying and traveling in Israel. Brown, the daughter of Michael and Shelly Brown of Mercer Island, is studying Judaic Studies as a junior at the MMSC Girls' High School in Seattle while being homeschooled for general studies. Brown's interests include classical languages, literature and civilizations, and she is taking three Latin courses at the University of Washington and studying Latin and Ancient Greek independently. Brown has also finished college-level biology and chemistry courses and has been studying Shudokan Karate for eight years, currently pursuing a second degree black belt. She is an active member of Congregation Shevet Achim, along with her family, where she coordinates the children's program and teaches grade level classes.

The 24th annual Bronfman Youth Fellowship awards have been given to 26 high school students from 13 U.S. states and Canada who come from diverse Jewish backgrounds.

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