FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. Announces 2009 College Scholarship Winners
$5,000 scholarships awarded to one male and one female high school senior
(Minneapolis, MN) – Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. has awarded Weiming (Vivian)
Hou of Eastview High School (Eagan, MN) and Samuel Seehof of Minnetonka
High School (Minnetonka, MN) 2009 Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. $5,000 College
Scholarships. Hou and Seehof were chosen from a field of more than 85 very
qualified candidates, based on running accomplishments, academic
performance, community service and a personal essay.
"Not only do Vivian and Sam share great passion for the sport of running,
they are exemplary students whose greater commitment to community truly
makes them deserving of this year's awards," said Twin Cities Marathon,
Inc. executive director Virginia Brophy Achman. "Each year, the selection
process becomes even more difficult because of the tremendously qualified
applicants. We are proud of the great work Minnesota students are doing
and congratulate them on all of their accomplishments."
Vivian Hou is a four-year letter recipient on Eastview's cross-country
team, and captain of the 2008 team that qualified for the MSHSL State Meet.
She has been on the varsity cross-country team for three seasons, and
participated in track for two years. Vivian is a member of the National
Honor Society, a National Merit Finalist, an AP Scholar with Honors and is
ranked first academically in her class of 556 students. Vivian has not yet
decided on a university, but plans to study biology and neuroscience.
Samuel Seehof is a three-year varsity letter recipient in cross-country and
two-year recipient in track, in addition to carrying a 4.412 GPA in the
International Baccalaureate program at Minnetonka High. He is editor of
the school newspaper, an Executive Cabinet Member of the Student
Government, co-captain of the Math Team and a member of the National Honor
Society--all while holding down two jobs throughout his high school career.
Sam will be attending Dartmouth College after he graduates from high
The scholarship program was partially underwritten by a grant from RBC
Foundation USA, whose goals include promoting kids helping kids in the
community. For more information visit mtcmarathon.org.