Lio awarded national scholarship

Lio awarded national scholarship Competing against more than 9,000 students from throughout the United States, Vicky Lio, a Vermillion High School senior, has won a National Honor Society scholarship, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

The award includes a $1,000 college scholarship. Two hundred National Honor Society winners were announced by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Each high school NHS chapter could nominate two senior students based on their leadership, scholastic achievement, character, and service. Nominees submitted a form outlining their participation in school organizations, clubs, academic accomplishments, employment experience, and community service.

"Vicky has demonstrated outstanding ability in her academic work and service to her school and community," said Gerald N. Tirozzi, executive director, NASSP. "She's a fine example of the outstanding caliber of young people in America's high schools."

While at Vermillion High School, Lio had been the student body vice-president and president, South Dakota's southeast regional vice-president and president, the co-president of the debate team, co-captain of the dance team, and president of the Renaissance Board. This fall she plans to attend Iowa State University.

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