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April 3, 2003

Mountain Brook student earns top scholarship to study at Birmingham-Southern College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—John Wilson Nash of Mountain Brook is the recipient of the McWane Honors Award to attend Birmingham-Southern College in the fall.

The four-year scholarship provides full-tuition, plus an $11,000 annual stipend, and supports summer travel, internships, study abroad programs, and special projects. It is the college's top academic scholarship award.

Nash, who graduates this spring from Mountain Brook High School, is the son of Warren and Valerie Nash.

His high school honors include president of the Debate Club, chairperson of North Alabama Youth Social Concerns, Alabama Lincoln-Douglas Debate State Champion 2001, Eagle Scout, Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Award, Most Outstanding Freshman Debater, newspaper editor, and junior varsity basketball. He has been a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, National Forensic League, North Alabama Youth Council, Interact Service Club, Who's Who Among American High School Students, and First Priority.

His activities include being a ministerial and volunteer intern at Highlands United Methodist Church, vice president of Highlands United Methodist Youth, member of the 3rd International Peace Camp Vision and Program Team, Birmingham-Southern Student Leaders in Service 2001, cultural exchange traveler to China, Tibet, Egypt, and Israel, and mission worker to the Appalachian Service Project and Mexico.

The McWane Honors Award is sponsored by the McWane Corp., a Birmingham pipe manufacturer. It is one of the most inclusive and prestigious undergraduate scholarships available at any college or university in the United States.

Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church that receives consistently high rankings as one of America's best national liberal arts colleges.



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