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Charlton native honored as one of top grads in the state



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Ryan Meersman, a Charlton native and recent Westfield State University graduate, was picked as one of “29 Who Shine,” and presented with an award from Gov. Deval Patrick last month. (click for larger version)
May 28, 2012
CHARLTON — Among a group of college students who were recently honored at the State House for the "29 Who Shine" awards was Charlton's own Ryan Meersman.

The 22-year-old, who last month earned his bachelor's degree from Westfield State College, was chosen as one of just 29 outstanding public college and university graduates — one from each community college, state university and UMass in the state — for their academic achievement and community service.

Meersman was honored Thursday, May 10, at a reception attended by state education officials, campus presidents, and of course, his proud parents, Scott and Mary.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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