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Columbia College "prize patrol" to surprise Rachel Sullivan

WHO: Admissions counselors from Columbia College will surprise Rachel Sullivan, a student at Troy Buchanan High School, with news that she has won the Columbia College Scholarship, which awards full tuition, room and board.

WHAT: To announce the winners of Columbia College's top scholarships, the college's admissions department has adopted a creative approach to this important announcement. Working with the family of the lucky student, the college's "prize patrol" surprises unsuspecting students with news that they've been selected to receive one of 10 prestigious Columbia College scholarships, which are worth full tuition, in front of their family and peers. Sullivan recently participated in the college's Scholarship Day competition, which is an interview day for students to compete for institutional and endowed funds.

WHEN: Friday, March 7
Check presentation: 1:15 p.m.

WHERE: Troy Buchanan High School - 1190 Old Cap Au Gris Road
Troy, MO 63379

Parking is available at the corner of Rogers Street and 10th Street.

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Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Columbia College educates more than 31,000 students each year and has more than 80,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit

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