Posey named All- American scholar

Posey Posey The United States Acheivement Academy (USAA) has announced Joseph Posey, of Thorndale, has been named an All-American Scholar.

USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. The All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher grade point average. Only scholars selected by a school instructor, counselor or other qualified sponsor are accepted.

Posey, who attends Thorndale Middle School, was nominated for this honor by teacher Crystal Machacek. He will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook which is published nationally.

"Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in America's history. Certainly, students recognized as All-American Scholars should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement," said Dr. George Stevens, found of USAA.

The Academy selects All-American scholars upon the exclusive recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors and other qualified sponsors.

Posey is the son of Bill and Debi Posey of Thorndale. His grandparents are Homer and Barbara Rutledge of Thorndale and Margie Posey of Thrall.

Milano Alumni to offer fall 2009 scholarships

The Milano Alumni scholarship committee is offering small scholarships for the fall 2009 semester, spokesperson Carolyn Hafley said.

"If you are a Milano graduate and have attended at least two semesters at a college or trade school, you are eligible," Hafley said. Deadline to apply is Sept. 4.

To get an application, contact Hafley at 512-455-2473 or email at

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