Who's News for May 24, 2014

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Indiana State University has recognized MEGAN GUTHRIE of Greencastle as one of 20 incoming freshmen to receive its prestigious President's Scholarship.

Guthrie, daughter of Clinton Guthrie and Julie Childress, is a senior at South Putnam High School, where she played volleyball, tennis and was dance captain.

A National Honor Society member, she sings for her local church and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She plans to major in elementary education.

"These students are the best of the best," said John Beacon, vice president for enrollment management, marketing and communications. "President's Scholars are selected following two intensely competitive weekends when more than 140 students come to campus to be interviewed and problem solve. Every student is a winner before the event begins, and each will be a success at ISU and in the future."

The President's Scholarship provides full in-state tuition and premium housing and has a total four-year value of $72,000. It is just one component of an $11.6 million per year financial aid program that awards more than $8.5 million in merit scholarships, Beacon said.

President's Scholars are chosen based on academic performance in high school, personal accomplishments and interviews during their campus visits. This year's incoming scholars boast an average high school grade point average of 3.9 on a 4.0 scale.

In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, the University of Southern Indiana has released its honors list for the 2014 spring semester.

The eight local students named to the list included CHELSEA HUGHES, EMILY JOHNSON and ASHLEY MCCALLIE of Cloverdale; EMILY FOLLIS of Coatesville; ELIZABETH BURNETT and AMANDA SALSMAN of Fillmore; CARISSA JOHNSON of Greencastle; and WESLEY MCKINNEY of Reelsville.

Undergraduate students must achieve a 3.5 or better GPA (on a 4.0 system) to be named to the Honors List.

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