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Thelen receives 2009 Berea College Pinnacle Scholars Award of Excellence

Mary Thelen of Tryon was honored recently by Berea College, Berea, K.Y. for her accomplishments in the field of science. This month, Thelen received the 2009 Berea College Pinnacle Scholars Award of Excellence.
This honor commemorates students accomplishments and dedication in the fields of science, music or service. High school seniors from across the region were nominated for this award.
Berea College faculty and staff reviewed the submissions and selected the top students to receive the award in each area.
Thelen was chosen out of more than 400 nominees and was honored at a formal awards ceremony earlier this month.
Thelen is a senior at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy. She is the daughter of Joe and Jamie Thelen of Green Creek.