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May 13, 2004

Madison student earns top scholarship to study at Birmingham-Southern College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Joanna Philip of Madison 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.

Philip, who graduates this month from Bob Jones High School in Madison, is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Philip P. Simon.

Her high school honors include National Society of High School Scholars, Who's Who Among American High School Students, Highest Grade Point Average in Entrepreneurshipand Management, Bob Jones High School Pride Award, National Federation Festivals Superior Rating for JuniorDivision for Piano Duet, Junior Musical Festival, and United States National Leadership Award nominee.

Her activities include Madison/Marshall County Red Cross Board, Restoration Foursquare Church youth leader, Red Cross Youth

Leadership Committee, Bob Jones High School Student Ambassadors, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Key Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Junior Beta Club, school newspaper; and peer mediator. She has volunteered for the special education summer program at Bob Jones High School, the Special Olympics, and Habitat for Humanity; was a special ed student aide; and participated in a mission trip to 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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