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Badger Named Recipient of Western Illinois University Centennial Honors Scholarship

December 1, 2011

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MACOMB, IL – Miriam Badger, a senior at Waterloo High School in Waterloo, has been selected for a Western Illinois University Centennial Honors Scholarship, which covers tuition, fees, and a residence hall room for four years.

High school students with an ACT score of 28 and higher and a grade point average of 3.5 or higher have the opportunity to qualify for the scholarship.

Badger said she chose Western because of its education program and the diversity it provides.
"I think attending Western will make me a more marketable teacher," she said. "WIU offers a quality education at an affordable price; it is a smart investment."

At WIU, Badger plans to major in bilingual/bicultural education.
"In doing so I will also complete all the requirements for elementary teaching certification," she said. "I am also interested in the extracurriculars offered at WIU and I am eager to explore my options."

While in high school, Badger was a member of her school's Student Council, SHOW and the National Honor Society and she was an officer in the Science Club.

After graduation, Badger said, she would like to be a teacher in Central or South America.

For more information on the Centennial Honors Scholarship, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (309) 298-3100 or email Additional scholarship opportunities can be found by visiting

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