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University of Iowa News Release

May 29, 2003

UI Awards Presidential Scholarships

(Student name) of (hometown) is one of 50 University of Iowa incoming freshmen to receive a Presidential Scholarship for the 2003-2004 academic year. The award is the most prestigious honor given to entering freshmen. (Name) is a graduate of (high school) and is the (son/daughter) of (parent's name).

Recipients were chosen from a field of almost 600 top-ranking high school seniors from all over the country. Presidential Scholarships are awarded on the basis of high school rank, grade point average, college entrance exam scores, performance on the essay portion of the application and high school or community service and leadership. The award is $7,000 per year or $28,000 over four years.

EDITORS: This release indicates that a student from your readership area has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa students listed first. Each entry includes the student's name, high school, son/daughter, parent's name.


Ames: Blakely Rule, AMES HIGH SCHOOL, daughter, Jean McBreen

Cedar Rapids: Claire Kendall, THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL, daughter, Thomas and Patricia Kendall

Des Moines: Tyler Abbott, HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL, son, Kevin and Diane Abbott

Des Moines: Leigh Harmon, HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL, daughter, Dr. Rick and Mrs. Becky Harmon

Gilbert: Elizabeth Osenbaugh, GILBERT COMMUNITY SCHOOL, daughter, Edward and Karen Osenbaugh

Johnston: Min Dong, JOHNSTON HIGH SCHOOL, daughter, Jian Guo Dong

Marion: Lindsey Reighard, LINN-MAR HIGH SCHOOL, daughter, Ardell and Jana Reighard

Newton: Valerie Lindquist, NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL, daughter, Dale Lindquist and Sue Hunter

Sioux City: Michael Washburn, EAST HIGH SCHOOL, son, Ron and Brenda Washburn

Urbandale: Katie Wetsch, URBANDALE HIGH SCHOOL, daughter, David and Sue Wetsch


Itasca: Scott Presslak, LAKE PARK HIGH SCHOOL 108, son, William and Susan Presslak

Lake In the Hills: Kathryn Royal, HUNTLEY HIGH SCHOOL, daughter, Rick and Tamara Wilson

Naperville: Christina Rabinak, NAPERVILLE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, daughter, Glenn and Barbara Rabinak


Bellevue, Leslie Price, BELLEVUE WEST SR HIGH SCHOOL, daughter, Eugene B. and Hilarie M. Price

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

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