Dear Daizy: Congratulations. We are pleased to inform you that because of your fine academic achievements, you have been nominated for honorary award recognition and to have your biography published in the appropriate volume of WHO’S WHO AMONG AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, 198485.

You may also apply for a $1,000 scholarship. Fifty awards totaling $50,000 will be awarded again this year.

Other services for WHO’S WHO students include: The College Referral Services, which informs any college(s) you designate of your award selection; participation in our annual poll of student opinions; local publicity in area newspapers; and, national recognition through our Free Book Program which distributes the book to over 15,000 libraries, colleges and high schools. Additional information, including a scholarship application, will be sent to you after your biography form has been processed.

WHO’S WHO is the largest, most widely respected publication in the nation recognizing upperclassmen exclusively who have demonstrated leadership in academics, athletics, school or community activities. Over 13,500 high schools and our country’s most prominent youth organizations nominate students for this national, honorary award. The value of this program has been acknowledged by the prestigious American Library Association (Booklist, 3/1/82). Since only 5% of all junior and senior class students are honored in WHO’S WHO each year, you are to be commended for your achievements.

Your biography, pending completion of the enclosed form and final editing. Will be published on the basis of your accomplishments. There are no financial obligations whatsoever to this award or to the granting of scholarships. If you do wish to reserve a book, simply indicate so on your biography form. Printing and distribution will be completed in the fall.

While recognition in WHO’S WHO represents a significant personal achievement, we know the self-gratification you have already received is the best reward possible.

Please confirm your acceptance of this award by returning your form by our deadline, July 29, 1985.


Best wishes for continued success,




Paul C. Krouse,


Article extracted from this publication >>  July 19, 1985