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Fourth-grader earns top score and $20,000 college scholarship

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on January 12, 2012 1:46 PM

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DeQuan Jefferson, a fourth-grader at North Drive Elementary School, smiles after reading a letter from Appalachian State University after being presented a $20,000 scholarship to the school for being the highest scorer on the end-of-grade math test for Wayne County Public Schools. This is the 19th year for the award, funded by an anonymous donor.

DeQuan Jefferson was so nervous Tuesday morning, he was afraid he would "bust out laughing" when his name was called. Instead, the 10-year-old beneficiary of a $20,000 scholarship to Appalachian State University maintained a broad smile on his face as...

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