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Homeschool Student With Perfect SAT Score Wins Full Scholarship to Attend Patrick Henry College

July 3rd, 2001

CONTACT: Rachelle Bigger (540) 338-8721

PHOENIX—Matthew du Mée, 18, has been selected to receive the General George Hubert Krieger Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership and Achievement at Patrick Henry College. du Mée, a resident of Peoria, Arizona, was homeschooled until grade 10 when he became part of Northwest Family Home School, a pioneering model of church-based education-a blend between a private high school and home school.

Matthew scored a perfect 1600 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT-I) and has a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 4.00. He was selected to participate in the Presidential Classroom program held in Washington D.C. in the spring of 2001. He volunteers at the Peoria Public Library, is active in leadership at his church, and has participated in overseas missions.

Matthew aspires to be President of the United States one day and says, "I believe the talents that God has blessed me with are ideally suited for public service."

The General George Hubert Krieger Scholarship was founded in memory of the late General, who served in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. In addition to active duty service during World War II, he worked at the Pentagon and was instrumental in bringing the first silicon-based computers to the Department of Defense. He also served the United States during the Korean and Viet Nam Wars. General Krieger received both his bachelor's degree in Economics and his law degree from Cornell University. He and his wife Gloria have four children.

Matthew has been awarded a full tuition scholarship for four years to attend Patrick Henry College, located 50 miles west of Washington D.C. in Purcellville, Virginia.