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Friday, November 14, 2003

Olusanya chosen as semifinalist

Pecos High School is pleased to announce that one of its students has been named a semifinalist in this year's National Merit Scholarship Award nominations.

This is a rare accomplishment, which is accorded to less than one percent of the nations high school seniors.

The commended student is Olaide Olusanya, a senior who moved to Pecos from Indiana last year.

He is the son of Dr. Oladele Olusanya, a family practice physician here in Pecos.

His mother, Abimbola, a Nurse Practitioner, lives in California.

Olaide says he is very pleased with his recognition, which seems to run in his family. His elder sister, Yetunde, currently a junior pre-med student at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor was also a National Merit Finalist.

Olaide loves computers and was part of the school team in UIL Academics that went to State last year.

He is also co-editor of the school newspaper, and plays in the Pecos Eagles tennis team. He loves to debate, and hopes to be a lawyer in the future.

"I hope this award will encourage other students and parents in Pecos to know that our school system is not bad at all, and that we can produce students in our small town here in Pecos who can raise their heads academically with the best of them from other parts of this country," said Olusanya. "Personally, it would certainly encourage me to work hard at the University of Texas, Austin campus, which I hope to attend next year, to keep the Pecos banner flying high," he said.

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