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Press Release

July 7, 2003

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(Warrensburg, MO) - Adam J. Nanney of Festus, MO was selected as one of 100 national finalists for the Samsung American Legion National Scholarship. Nanney was selected from among over 110 applications by the state scholarship committee of the Missouri American Legion at their meeting in mid-July. By virtue of his selection Nanney is awarded a $1000 scholarship and will now compete nationally this fall for one of seven scholarships expected to total approximately $20,000 each.

Nanney was selected based on his school and community involvement, academic standing, and leadership skills. Nanney will be a senior at Festus R-6 High School this fall and currently intends to pursue a higher education degree in an area of study concerning the environment. He is the son of James and Joette Nanney.

Eligible applicants attended The American Legion Boys State of Missouri, Inc. in Warrensburg this past June and were descendants of war veterans. Boys State is a leadership and citizenship training program sponsored by the Missouri American Legion.

The Samsung American Legion Scholarship funds come from the earnings of a $5 million endowment given by Samsung. Samsung, in recognition of the sacrifice and commitment of United States servicemen and women who served during the Korean War to maintain the security of the Korean peninsula, joined with The American Legion to offer an educational opportunity to the descendants of war-time veterans who have served honorably.

The winners of the ten national scholarships are expected to be announced in mid-October by the National Samsung American Legion Scholarship Committee. 2003 marks the eighth year for the Samsung American Legion Scholarship program.


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