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Local student honored at University of Montevallo

Published 11:09am Monday, March 17, 2014

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo recently recognized 37 of its “best and brightest” at Elite Night, naming the top senior student in each major.

The distinction of Senior Elite is the highest honor bestowed by an academic department at UM. The faculty in each major selects their Senior Elite in recognition of exceptional leadership and outstanding academic achievement.

Elite Night began in 1933 when the yearbook staff presented the “First Ladies at Alabama.” Historical accounts indicate Elite Night was an occasion to honor the Beauties, the Favorites, and Who’s Who of Alabama College.

From the College of Fine Arts, Emily Merrill of Decatur received honors in art.

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