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Davis County students awarded scholarships for overcoming hardships



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With all her accomplishments, the thing that makes Makenna the proudest is the example she has set for her little sisters.

"They are already doing awesome; they are in student government and getting good grades. I think that being involved guarantees success," she said.

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Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles. Today, through its members, the association continues to educate our nation’s young people about the economic and personal opportunities afforded them by the promise of the American free enterprise system. Through its scholarship programs, the association encourages students to pursue their own version of the American Dream.

Source: Horatio Alger Foundation website

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Also motivating her sisters toward college is their big sister’s threat.

"If they don’t go, I will wring their little necks," she joked.

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