DAVINDER SINGH, a senior at Pascagoula High School, has been chosen as a recipient of The Jostens Foundation Leader Scholarship Award Program. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Balwant Singh of Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Davinder was one of more than 28,880 high school students throughout the United States who applied for the award. From these students, 300 were selected to receive a onetime financial award of $1000. Selection of the winners is based on outstanding achievements in school and community activities, leadership experience, and academic excellence.

Davinder holds offices in various school and community organizations. She is vice president of the Student Council, IDEAS (gifted class) Club, and the German Club. She is president of Beta Club, an honor society, and a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the Math and Science Team, National Honor Society, Science Club, and the Parent/Teacher/Student Organization. She served as a witness on the Mock Trial Team in her junior year and as an attorney this year. Davinder has participated in the city soccer leagues for eight years and also jogs and plays tennis.

A few of Davinder’s honors and awards include a 1988 William Randolph Hearst Foundation United States Senat Youth Scholar, first in German II] at the State Foreign Language Competition, second in Advanced Math at the State Beta Club Academic Competition, a National Leadership Training Center Delegate, a semifinalist in the 1988 Presidential Scholars Program, Girl’s State Delegate, “I Dare You” Danforth Leadership Award, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar Delegate, and Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Delegate. She has received achievement awards for the highest grade average and performance in Advanced Placement English, European History, Biology I, Physical Science, Marine Biology, and Algebra I.

Commenting on the Scholarship program, Don C. Lein, President of the Jostens Foundation, said, “The students selected as winners in this program are some of our finest young people. They stand apart not only because of their superior academic records but because they’ve taken a leadership roles in bettering their communities”

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Article extracted from this publication >> April 29, 1988