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Yusha Hu, a 2004 graduate of Radnor High School, was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study research management in China.

Yusha Hu, a 2004 graduate of

Radnor High School

, was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study research management in China.

Approximately 1,200 fellowships are awarded each year to American students, young professionals and artists selected through a national, open, merit-based competition for study, research, internships or service abroad.

Hu graduated from

Swarthmore College

this year, and was an honors biology major. She'll work with the director of the Institute for Environmental Management and Policy at Tsinghua University in Beijing. As a Swarthmore student, she wrote a column about science and the environment for The Phoenix, an independent campus newspaper.

Ninth graders Becky Bronstein of

Haverford High School

, Victoria David of

Radnor High School

and Danielle Morro of

Archbishop John Carroll High School

in Radnor were recently inducted into the Founders Award Program.

Seventeen other freshman woman from the Philadelphia region were accepted into the program, which is based on a written essay, extracurricular activities and recommendations.

Awardees become candidates for scholarships their senior year of high school.

Episcopal Academy

sophomores organized a floor hockey tournament that raised $1,400 for the American Cancer Society, in the name of faculty member of Marc Mandeville. Mandeville is currently undergoing treatment for cancer.

Sophomore student council members who organized the event were Peter Flynn of Haverford, Tim Suspenski of West Chester, Sloane Snyder of Philadelphia, Gigi Constable of Bryn Mawr, Charlotte Kelly of Devon, and Merriel Foster of Havertown.

Three students from

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy

in Merion Station achieved a perfect score on the 2008 National Latin Exam.

They are: 9th grader Rebecca Saionz, 10th grader Daniel Elkin and 12th grader Elizabeth Saionz, who has also won a gold medal in the exam the past four consecutive years.

Only 1,062 students out of more than 135,000 students who participated in the National Latin Exam achieved a perfect score.

- Ed Mahon