While enjoying summer away from class, Marisa Grimes, junior in international business, is preparing to carry the Olympic torch in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Grimes is a scholarship recipient of the Coca-Cola Scholar Foundation, a nationally recognized program that provides more than $3.4 million annually in scholarships, making her eligible for nomination to run with the torch.
Michelle Freeman, CEO of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, a non-profit arts presentation organization, nominated Grimes for this honor.
Freeman says that Grimes deserves the honor because she has witnessed the young athlete’s evident passion to help others since the age of two.
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