We always like to pass along good stories like this one. A Fort Myers Student scores a $40K Amazon scholarship. 400 Amazon Future Engineer Scholarships were just awarded to help students pay for college tuition. The money is awarded over four years to help students who are pursuing a degree in computer science or engineering. In addition, it includes a paid internship after the freshman year is completed.

Amazon Scholarship winner

Aum Dhruv from Fort Myers High School gets surprised with a $40,000 Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

Aum Dhruv is one of the 35 Florida students who received a scholarship. He attends Fort Myers High School and is looking to attend either Princeton or Yale to study engineering. Right now, his career goal is to be an executive at a financial services or tech firm. Later, he hopes to be a science policy advisor.

Amazon scholarship winners were selected by using a variety of criteria. Academic achievement is one of them. In addition, students’ leadership and participation in school and community activities was taken into consideration. Finally, things like work experience, future goals, and financial need were factored in.

“It’s incredible to not only have the financial support, a paid internship, industry mentors, and other resources,” Aum said, “But also to be able to represent Amazon alongside passionate and kind-hearted scholars.”

Congratulations Aum! The Fort Myers Student scoring a $40K Amazon scholarship.


More Than Half Of Florida Drivers Fail The Driving Test On Their First Try

So it’s official. Florida has some terrible drivers. Let’s be honest. Miami, Naples, and Orlando might be the trifecta of terrible drivers. I mean, I’ve seen some questionable driving in my day, but these cities take it to a whole new level. In Miami, it’s like every driver thinks they’re filming the next installment of the Fast and Furious franchise.

And don’t even get me started on Naples. It’s like a retirement community on wheels. Everyone driving at a snail’s pace and refusing to use their turn signals. And as for Orlando, well, let’s just say that there’s some Goofy Drivers there. How did they ever pass their diving test?

It comes as no surprise that according data from KyrosAML.com, Florida ranks in at number four with a pass rate of only 47.1%. That’s right folks, more than half of Florida drivers fail their driving test on the first try.

Florida Drivers:

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “But Florida is the land of retirees and snowbirds, surely their driving test can’t be that hard?” Well, let me tell you, Florida driving tests are no joke.

For starters, you have to be prepared to navigate through a sea of golf carts and oversized SUVs, all while dodging the occasional gator that decides to cross the road.

And let’s not forget about the mandatory parallel parking portion of the test. Sure, parallel parking is a common driving maneuver, but have you ever tried doing it with a line of angry Floridians honking at you? It’s like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube while being pelted with oranges.

Passing your driving test can be a daunting task, especially if you live in one of these states with a low pass rate. Here’s a rundown of the 10 most challenging states to pass your driving test in the US:

  • Arizona - Pass Rate: 39.3%

    Forget about the Grand Canyon, passing your driving test in Arizona is a real test of skill.

  • Maryland - Pass Rate: 45.4%

    With a pass rate that’s less than 50%, you better buckle up and prepare for a wild ride on the Maryland roads.

  • California - Pass Rate: 46.2%

    If you can pass your driving test in California, you can probably handle anything life throws your way.

  • Florida - Pass Rate: 47.1%

    With more than half of the drivers failing on their first try, Florida’s roads are not for the faint of heart.

  • Michigan - Pass Rate: 49.7%

    If you thought driving in the winter was tough, try passing your driving test in Michigan.

  • Illinois - Pass Rate: 52.4%

    The Windy City may be known for its pizza and hot dogs, but it’s also notorious for having a tough driving test.

  • Washington - Pass Rate: 52.5%

    With a pass rate of just over 50%, Washington drivers need to be on high alert at all times.

  • Hawaii - Pass Rate: 53.1%

    You may be surrounded by beautiful beaches, but passing your driving test in Hawaii is no vacation.

  • New Jersey - Pass Rate: 53.8%

    The Garden State may be small, but its driving test is big on difficulty.

  • Minnesota - Pass Rate: 53.8%

    The Land of 10,000 Lakes may be picturesque, but passing your driving test is anything but a walk in the park.

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