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Tazewell County resident is Harvard bound


A Tazewell County woman’s dream of attending Harvard is coming true.

Emilee Hackney just earned her Associate’s Degree from Southwestern Virginia Community College on a full academic scholarship. Emilee finished the Biology program at SWVCC with a 4.0, which is no surprise as she also graduated as Valedictorian of her class from Tazewell High school.

Emilee applied and was accepted to UVA, William and Mary, Columbia and originally committed to Columbia before she received a phone call from Harvard.

Emilee was one of only 12 transfer students to be accepted to Harvard out of the 1600 who applied.

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