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Hampden resident achieves what others seldom do

Nicholas J. Dreyer
HAMPDEN The United States Achievement Academy announced that Nicholas J. Dreyer has been named a United States National Collegiate Award winner in Medical Lab Science.

This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American college students.

Dreyer, a graduate of UMass Dartmouth, was nominated for this national award by Susan LeClair, a professor at the college.

Dreyer will appear in the United States Achievement Academy's Official Collegiate Yearbook, which is published nationally.

"Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in America's history. Certainly, United States Achievement Academy winners should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement," said Dr. George Stevens, Founder of the Academy.

The Academy selects winners upon the exclusive recommendation of professors, coaches, counselors and other qualified sponsors and upon the Standards of Selection set forth by the Academy.

The criteria for selection are a student's academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability and recommendation from a professor or college official.

Dreyer is the son of Rosemary Quatrano and the late Timothy Dreyer of Hampden. The grandparents are the late Felix and Mary Quatrano of Springfield and Rita Dreyer of Yarmouthport, Mass.