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Centenary Student Leigh Compton Earns Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
And is Selected to Work in a Harvard University Lab This Summer

Contact: Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service
318-869-5120 or 869-5709

SHREVEPORT, LA -- Leigh Compton, a junior biochemistry major at Centenary College, is the recipient of a Barry M. Goldwater scholarship, the premiere undergraduate award of its type in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering.

This year's Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,164 math, science and engineering students who were nominated by faculty members at colleges and universities nationwide.

The one- and two-year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. Ms. Compton has also received the news that she has been selected to participate in Harvard University's Howard Hughes Medical program for this summer. She will be working in a research lab at Harvard this summer.

Ms. Compton is the fourth Centenary student to receive a Goldwater Scholarship in the last six years. - 30 -