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Beau Blanchard, right, earned the National Merit Scholarship, a 4-year full-ride scholarship valued at $148,000. Pictured is University of Central Florida President John Witt presenting and welcoming Beau to Florida. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Blanchard earns Merit Scholarship

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A local high school senior has earned one of the country’s top academic honors.

Beau Blanchard, recent graduate from Detroit Lakes High School, was awarded a 4-year, full-ride National Merit Scholarship worth $148,000. Blanchard will use this scholarship to attend the University of Central Florida in Orlando.


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