FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2003
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,
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
The McWane Honors Award is sponsored by the McWane Corp., a Birmingham
pipe manufacturer. It is one of the most inclusive and prestigious
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.