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18 students receive Legacy Scholarship

Through its Legacy Scholarship, The American Legion ensures that the children of military parents who died while on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001, achieve their dream of attending college. This includes legally adopted children or children of a spouse by a prior marriage.

The renewable scholarship helps high school seniors preparing to attend college, or graduates working toward an undergraduate degree, with the expense of tuition, books, room and board, and other supplies needed for college. The scholarship can also be used toward private or out-of-state colleges.

The new and returning American Legion Legacy Scholarship recipients will receive nearly $3,000 each. The following is a list of the 2012 recipients:

New recipients:

Christina Beeler, Sparta, Wis.

Daniel Bertolino, Murrieta, Calif.

Stephen Bertolino Jr., Murrieta, Calif.

Jessica Coleman, Yelm, Wash.

Taylor B. Curry, APO AE (Italy)

Tyler Hattamer, Gwinn, Mich.

Olivia Murphy-Sweet, Mechanicsburg, Penn.

Jessica Rogers, Hiawassee, Ga.

Britnee VanVyve, Yucaipa, Calif.

Returning recipients:

Alexander Bauer, Pipestone, Minn.

Samuel Bauer, Pipestone, Minn.

Chantel Jeffries, Honolulu

Sean McVey, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Cecilia Rovinski, Monmouth, Ill.

Timothy Stein, Colchester, Ill.

Rochelle Wert, Kingsley, Mich.

Eric Witt, Springfield, Ohio

Eva Witt, Springfield, Ohio

If you or someone you know is eligible to apply for the Legacy Scholarship, visit www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy for application information. And for details on how to donate to the Legacy Scholarship Fund, and to see a list of frequently asked questions about the scholarship, click here.