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Beyers chosen one of WTHI's Top 10 on 10

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and WTHI-TV congratulate Elizabeth Beyers, Clay City High School and Jessica Daniel, West Vigo High School, the November Top 10 on 10 Scholarship winners.

Elizabeth Beyers, the daughter of Patrick and Lisa Beyers, participates in a variety of activities at Clay City High School, including National Honor Society, varsity cross-country, varsity track and field, theatre, Students Against Destructive Decisions and the Girls' Athletic Association. She has also served as manager for the boys basketball team and is involved in 4-H, serving as president of the local club for the last three years.

Through her various involvements, she has earned a number of awards, including Cross Country Most Improved, Track and Field Sprinting Award, Cross Country Mental Attitude Award, Outstanding Intermediate 4-H Girl, Athletic Scholar and a number of academic and varsity letters.

She was also a participant in the 2004 Sen. Richard Lugar LeadershipSymposium, served as Clay City High School's 2005 IHSAA Student Representative, and she was named the 2005 Clay County Fair Queen.

Beyers serves the local community through her work with Union United Methodist Youth Group. The group has volunteered at numerous locations throughout the community and has helped coordinate a number of fundraisers.

She plans to pursue a degree in education at SMWC and is excited to have the opportunity to continue her education at The Woods.

"I was very honored and thrilled to receive the November Top 10 on 10 Scholarship. With it, I am really looking forward to furthering my education next fall at The Woods," Beyers said.

Jessica Daniel, the daughter of Steve and Sherri Daniel, has made the most of her time at West Vigo High School. She has been a four-year member of the volleyball, basketball and softball teams and was also a member of the Spell Bowl team for two years. She has also been active with Key Club, choir, and she has served on the Student Council for four years, participating in a variety of volunteer and fundraising activities.

Her ability to juggle athletics and academics has earned her a number of academic letters and a consistent spot in the High Honor Roll listing. She was also nominated to attend the National Youth Forum on Medicine, was named to the Who's Who Among American High School Students listing and is a member of the National Honor Society.

In the local community, Daniel has participated in the Reading Buddies/Literacy Project, volunteered at Helping Hands, and she served as a mentor at a number of basketball camps for children. She also served as a mentor to children through the Early Childhood Education Services Program and is active with the Northside Church of Christ.

Daniel, who plans to enter into SMWC's pre-medicine program, says she would like to one day specialize in pediatrics here in the Wabash Valley.

"I feel privileged to have received such an award as the Top 10 on 10 and can't wait to attend The Woods in the fall," Daniel said.

The Top 10 on 10 Scholarship Competition, sponsored by Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and WTHI-TV, is open to any female student enrolled in grade 12 in a public, private or parochial school in the WTHI viewing area. From October to April, 10 students are chosen to receive a $13,000 renewable SMWC scholarship. The monthly winner(s) are chosen based on academic records, leadership and community service roles, high school/community references and a written essay. From the10 winners, two students are chosen to receive $20,000 renewable SMWC scholarships. For more information, or to obtain a scholarship application, call Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College at 1-800-926-SMWC.

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St. Mary-of-the-Woods: www.smwc.edu.

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