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May 15, 2008

Local residents receive scholarship award at Birmingham-Southern College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Jared Ballinger of Hoover and Peter Starr of Atlanta, Ga., are the recipients of the Turnipseed-Ikenberry Scholarship presented during the college's 2008 Honors Day Convocation. The award is presented to juniors or seniors demonstrating high academic achievement majoring in physics, mathematics, history, French or German. It is renewable for one year.

The scholarship was established by the late Dr. Ernest Ikenberry and his wife, Janice Turnipseed Ikenberry, in tribute to her ancestors. Her great-grandfather, John Walton, was a founder of Southern University at Greensboro, and her grandfather was a longtime trustee. Both her parents were graduates of the college.

Ballinger is a junior math major and the son of John and Barbara Ballinger. Starr is a junior history major and the son of Thrower Starr and Evelyn Smith of Lawrenceville, Ga.

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