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Leese Awarded Centennial Honors Scholarship

November 13, 2013

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MACOMB, IL – Libertyville High School senior James Leese, of Libertyville, IL, has been selected for Western Illinois University's Centennial Honors Scholarship, which covers four years of tuition, fees and a residence hall room at the school.

High school students with an ACT score of 32 or higher and a grade point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible for the scholarship.

Leese said he expects to major in forensic chemistry at Western.

"I selected Western because it was relatively close to home – it is a good school with low tuition and opportunities in many different career fields," he said.

After graduation, Leese hopes to work as a forensic chemist.

In high school, Leese was involved in jazz band, the math team and scholastic bowl.

For more information about the Centennial Honors Scholarship, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (309) 298-3100, or email Additional scholarship opportunities can be found by visiting

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