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Achievers: Tecumseh student receives 2021 Horatio Alger National Scholarship

Skyra Wade, a Tecumseh High School student from Shawnee, was one of 106 students from across the country named as a recipient of the 2021 Horatio Alger National Scholarship, a $25,000 college scholarship.

The scholarship recognizes students who have remained committed to continuing their education and giving back to their communities while overcoming great personal adversities and navigating the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, a news release stated.

In addition to the $25,000 scholarship, when it is safe to do so, recipients will travel to Washington, D.C., to attend the Horatio Alger National Scholars Conference and participate in college preparedness and other educational sessions, meeting their fellow scholars and the Horatio Alger Members who fund the scholarship programs.

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring students' achievements and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, anticipates awarding a total of $235 million in scholarships to more than 35,000 students by its 75th anniversary in 2022.

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