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 By Bill Cleary

( Brandon Blackiston, (photo) of Gloucester City NJ has been chosen 6a00d8341bf7d953ef0154358ebf5d970c-200wi as one of 20 students to be nominated for a chance to win a scholarship offered by the Young Christian Leaders. The Young Christian Leadership Selection Committee chooses 20 nominees each month from the many applicants. Here's your opportunity to vote for the student you feel deserves to win (limited to 1 vote per day per user). Click this link to vote's photo appears in the top row far right.

A graduate of Gloucester City High School, Brandon is the son of Gloucester City Police Officer Bud and Debbie Blackiston. He is presently attending Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pa. 

Lycoming College has been recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report in its 2012 edition of "America's Best Colleges." According toU.S. News, the nation's 252 liberal arts colleges focus almost exclusively on undergraduate education and award at least 50 percent of their degrees in the arts and sciences. Bucknell, Dickinson, Gettysburg and Swarthmore are among other Pennsylvania institutions in the Tier 1 group.

In addition, Lycoming is ranked 12th in the nation among liberal arts and science institutions in graduation rate when comparing actual graduation rate with the predicted rate.

Brandon Blackiston Bio

First Presbyterian Church of Gloucester City - Gloucester City, NJ

School/Community Involvement:
- Football, Basketball, Baseball: four years
- Federation of Christian Athletes: four years
Student Mentor Program: one year

Awards/Special Honors/Distinctions:
- VP of National Honor Society: two years
- Quill and Scroll Honor Society: one year
- Top Male Scholar Athlete: one year
- Top 10% Graduate: 2011

Areas of Interest: FBI
ranked 6th our of 130 graduating H.S. class

Reverend Kathryn Morgan says "Brandon is a leader who choses to let God lead him."

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