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Dresden High School graduate receives RisingStar Leadership Scholarship


Contact 1: Bud Grimes


MARTIN, Tenn. — Elizabeth Francisco, a 2014 Dresden High School graduate, was awarded the 2014-15 RisingStar Leadership Scholarship by the UT Martin WestStar Leadership Program. The RisingStar committee selects the annual scholarship recipient who receives $1,200 for the academic year. WestStar organizes and sponsors the annual RisingStar Leadership Summit.

The RisingStar Leadership Scholarship is for a student who participated in the RisingStar summit and will attend UT Martin as a freshman. Eligible students must have a 3.0 high school grade point average and a 21 or higher ACT score. Francisco will major in biology with a concentration in cell and molecular biology. She plans to later attend pharmacy school.

“I got to meet a lot of new people,” Francisco said of her RisingStar experience. “I learned how to be a better leader, not only in school but in the community also.”

The next RisingStar Leadership Summit will be held Nov. 20-21 for West Tennessee high school juniors and seniors involved in leadership roles within their community or school. The daylong program includes leadership team building, motivational speakers and university tours designed for specific academic interests.

Students interested in participating in RisingStar can contact the WestStar Leadership Program at 731-881-7298.


PHOTO IDENTIFICATION: Elizabeth Francisco is pictured in the photo.


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