ACU to 'sign' national merit finalist from Abilene

For Immediate Release
May 18, 2001

WHO/WHAT: Kelly Haseltine, an Abilene High School senior who is a National Merit Finalist, will sign her contract accepting a full-tuition scholarship to Abilene Christian University during a signing ceremony similar to those usually done by student-athletes. Her parents are Jeff and Gwynn Haseltine of Abilene.

WHEN/WHERE: Monday, May 21, at 8:45 a.m. in Principal Royce Curtis' office at Abilene High School, 2800 N. 6th.

WHY: To emphasize the importance ACU places on academic achievement and honor Kelly for her success. Many schools conduct formal signings for athletes, but few if any currently have ceremonies for top academic students.

HOW: She will sign her contract accepting the full-tuition scholarship ACU offers to National Merit Finalists and will be presented a certificate by ACU admissions counselor William Horn in front of friends, family and school officials.

ACU STATS: Abilene Christian University, a national leader in Christian higher education, is a private, selective university that attracts more than 4,600 students from all 50 states and more than 60 nations. ACU offers exceptional academic quality and is one of "America's 100 Best College Buys." ACU's mission is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. 

MORE ABOUT KELLY: In the past four years, Kelly has been very active in theater. She also is an accomplished singer, performing with Abilene High's, Pure Gold and the Abilene High School Choir. 

ON-SITE CONTACT: William Horn, ACU Admissions Counselor 


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