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Graham earns National Scholar award

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Boyd High School senior Chase Graham picked up another national honor recently while he was in Washington, D.C. to accept the prestigious Horatio Alger scholarship.

Graham was presented the National Association of Student Councils 2013 National Scholar Award.

BOYD SENIOR HONORED - Chase Graham, a senior at Boyd High School and president of the student council, received dual honors recently in Washington, D.C. Graham was presented the Horatio Alger Scholarship and was also recognized as a National Scholar by the National Association of Student Councils. Presenting the award was Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Submitted photo

BOYD SENIOR HONORED – Chase Graham, a senior at Boyd High School and president of the student council, received dual honors recently in Washington, D.C. Graham was presented the Horatio Alger Scholarship and was also recognized as a National Scholar by the National Association of Student Councils. Presenting the award was Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Submitted photo

Chase, who has served on the BHS student council for several years, was co-vice president last year and is now serving as president.

He was in Washington to attend National Scholars Week and receive the Horatio Alger Scholarship. The Horatio Alger scholarship committee had selected Chase as their 2013 Student Council representative and submitted his profile for review by the National Association of Student Councils and the Southern Association of Student Councils.

Chase’s award was presented by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a past Horatio Alger National Scholar and host of this year’s Supreme Court Day.

The induction ceremonies and banquet were held at DAR Constitution Hall, hosted by Lou Dobbs of Fox Business and actor/producer Tom Selleck – both past Horatio Alger Scholars. Award Recipients from Texas were Jeffrey A. Rich, managing director of PlumTree Partners; Matthew Rose, chairman and CEO of Burlington Northern Santa Fe; and R.C. Slocum, former Texas A&M head football coach.

Chase was one of 107 high school seniors from across the U.S. who were saluted for their achievements and awarded scholarships.

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