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Kuik wins Peale scholarship

Nathan Kuik, West Fargo, is among 10 incoming freshmen at Northwestern College who have been selected to receive Norman Vincent Peale Scholarships. Each student will receive a total of $56,000 over four years at Northwestern from the pretigious Peale Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of exceptional academic abilities, Christian commitment, and leadership skills.

This year's winners have an average ACT score of 30. They include student council officers, community volunteers, all-conference athletes, and students who have earned honors in speech and music competitions.

Kuik is the son of the Rev. Daniel and Christine Kuik. He is a member of the National Honor Society, and has participated in basketball, football and soccer at West Fargo High School. Kuik has also been active in his youth group at Red River Reformed Church.

Northwestern College, a Christian college located in Orange City, Iowa, provides students with an education that combines academic rigor with a faith perspective.