PHOTO: Austin Peay State University’s main campus in Clarksville. // Photo courtesy of Austin Peay State University
By ALEXANDER WILLIS
Six Spring Hill residents have been awarded the “Presidential Scholarship” at Austin Peay State University for the 2019 fall semester, netting them anywhere from $4,000 – $6,000 towards tuition and school expenses.
The six students are Sarah Mead, Amanda Soto, Nathan Harvey, Adrienne Davis, Noah Harvey and Owen Reed, all six of which earned the scholarship by having a grade point average of at least 3.0, and either a 29 on their ACT, or a 1290 on their SAT. For comparison, the average score on the ACT in Tennessee was 20.2 in 2018, and the national average score on the SAT is 1068.
“Students picked for this scholarship showed commitment to academic excellence,” wrote Brian Dunn, a writer for the public relations department at Austin Peay State University. “APSU is excited they chose to “Be A Gov” for their higher education.”
All achieving students who received the award are freshman at the Clarksville campus of Austin Peay State University, a campus that has served higher education dating back to 1806, then known as the Rural Academy. Notable alumni from the university include world-renown professional and street basketball player, James “Fly” Williams, and former Vice President of Time Warner, Wayne Pace.
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