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FSHS student in Elite 8 for online scholarship

April 5, 2009

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The game’s not over for Free State High School Senior Lauren Thames.

She is in the Elite 8 for a national online scholarship competition sponsored by the Web site Zinch.com.

Students from across the country have been competing for the most online votes to win a $20,000 scholarship.

Voting for the Elite 8 ends at 10 a.m. Monday and only one vote can be cast per e-mail account for each round.

Thames, who plans to attend Baker University, was chosen from 100,000 applicants to be in the 64-student bracket, which is modeled after the NCAA basketball tournament.

She has since advanced through three rounds of voting to be one of eight students remaining.

To vote for Thames, go to Zinch.com, create an account, open your e-mail from the Zinch support team and clink the e-mail link to confirm your account and be able to vote.

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