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Watertown native receives scholarship

Staff WriterMay 26, 2019

WHITEWATER -- Watertown native John Harrison received a $2,000 scholarship from the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired for outstanding academic achievements and community involvement.

Harrison will be a junior in fall at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is pursuing a double major in English creative writing and psychology.

“I would like to thank the council for believing in me and making this possible,” said Harrison. “You help so many people, and you’re making the future a better place.”

Scholarship recipients were selected based on GPA, a personal essay, community engagement and letters of recommendation. Harrison’s community activities include serving on numerous panels and writing for a publication for parents of children who are blind or visually impaired. Harrison is involved in UW-Whitewater IMPACT, UWW Dungeons & Dragons Club, the Wisconsin Association of Blind Students, and serves as a research assistant in a psychology lab on campus. During his free time, Harrison is a blacksmith and has built a forge.

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