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August 9, 2006

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

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Rebecca Renfroe of Big Cove is the recipient of the McWane Honors Award to attend Birmingham-Southern College in fall 2006.

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.

Renfroe, who graduated in May from Madison County High School, is the first-ever student from her school to be awarded the McWane Award. She is the daughter of Rodney and Betty Renfroe.

Her high school honors include National Honor Society, Class 2006 “Most Likely to Succeed,” Commended student in National Merit Scholarship Program, charter member of MCHS History Club, and 4.0 grade-point average in advanced and dual-enrollment curriculum.

Her activities include HT page journalist for The Huntsville Times, singing, and horseback riding.

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.

Rebecca Renfroe

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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