GREENVILLE, S.C. — Five local students who attend Bob Jones University recently were recognized as legacy students by the BJU Alumni Association.

They are Jessica Hilton, of South Gardiner, a junior majoring in elementary education; Zachary Hilton, of South Gardiner, a freshman majoring in Bible; Kathryn Smith, of Litchfield, a senior majoring in communication disorders; Matthew Steward, of Skowhegan, a sophomore majoring in criminal justice; and Rachel Steward, of Skowhegan, a graduate student majoring in Biblical counseling.

Each year the association recognizes second-, third- and fourth-generation legacy students. In order to be eligible, students must have at least one parent who graduated from BJU.

Graduating legacy students are presented with a medallion signifying the multi-generational history during commencement week at the annual Legacy Medallion Ceremony and Reception. Graduating seniors are encouraged to wear their medallions during commencement activities.

In addition to the Legacy Medallion, the BJU Alumni Association makes available Alumni Child Tuition Aid grants to legacy students who have at least one parent who is a member of the Association. Eligible students have received over $260,000 in grants over the life of the program.

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