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One local teen recently was selected as the recipient of an annual scholarship selected by the DeWitt County Sheriff's Department.

Kristen Miller was the recipient of the 2011 Illinois Sheriff's Association Scholarship(ISA). Miller is a 19-year old sophomore at Souther Illinois University pursuing a degree in Biology/Medical Science. She explains the essay she wrote was about bullying and the response to it.

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DeWitt County Sheriff Jered Shofner explains there are several members in DeWitt County a part of the ISA. He explains Miller was chosen by a panel of unbiased employees at the DeWitt County Sheriff's Department. He feels Miller will represent DeWitt County well with the scholarship.

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Sheriff Shofner adds the ISA Scholarship stresses how important the ISA is to local communities.

Entering her second year at SIU, Miller says she enjoys all the activities there are to be a part of in college, and enjoys the opportunities to get to know new people. The scholarship she received is in the amount of $500.

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