By Sherry Kughn
JSU News Bureau
15 March 2005 — Jacksonville State University
senior David McRee of Harvest was recently awarded the Wall Street Journal Student Achievement
Award for outstanding grades as he pursues a bachelor of science in finance.
“Studying pays off,” said Mr. McRee. “Nothing is free, and I feel like my studies will help me get a good job.”
Studying in high school paid off for Mr. McRee. His counselor at Sparkman High School, Mr. Roger Hillis, recommended
JSU to Mr. McRee after he received a high score on his ACT. He received a half-tuition scholarship.
While attending JSU, Mr. McRee has been active in the Baptist Campus Ministries and the Financial Management Association.
He said his experience at JSU has been a positive one, and he has made many friends.
In addition to the recognition given to him by the Wall Street Journal, he received a year’s subscription
and brass paper weight.
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