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AFL Announces 2011-12 Naruse Scholarship Recipient


Spartanburg, SC - AFL presented the 2011-2012 Naruse Scholarship Award last month to Sean Fitzgerald, son of Joe Fitzgerald, Engineering Software Manager for AFL's Test and Inspection Division located in Lowell, MA.

A graduating senior of Bishop Brady High School, Sean is ranked third in his class. Sean is attending the University of Notre Dame next year where he will major in Aerospace Engineering. He plans to participate in Naval ROTC and hopes to be commissioned as an officer in the Navy when he graduates.

"My family has always played a very supportive role in my life," said Sean. "I have developed so much due to their encouragement and guidance."

Administered by the Center for Scholarship Administration located in Greenville, South Carolina, AFL's Naruse Scholarship is awarded to eligible senior high school students of full time US-based AFL employees with a minimum of one year of service. The amount of the scholarship is up to $2,000 per year with a cap of $8,000 per student over a four-year period.

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Corie Culp
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