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Lancaster native receives American Legion Award at Winthrop

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By The Staff

ROCK HILL - Lancaster native Zachary Blum was one of two Winthrop University students recognized with the American Legion Award during the 2009 Student Life Awards Ceremony on Thursday.

The award is presented annually to graduating students who display outstanding courage, companionship, character, service and scholarship.  

Blum, a political science major, has volunteered to help children who are financially or physically challenged, raised money for numerous worthy causes, tutored fourth-graders and worked with Habitat for Humanity for nine years.

Janet Ownley, a business administration major from Hartsville, also received the award.