BOSTON – Kara Forgues of Auburn was awarded the Northeastern University Presidential Scholarship at the university’s eighth annual awards presentation March 8 in the Curry Student Center Ballroom. She is a candidate for bachelor’s of science in rehabilitation in 2007, master in physical therapy in 2008 and is minoring in psychology. She is the daughter of Paul and Paulette Forgues of Auburn.

Forgues, a graduate of Edward Little High School, is the president and treasurer of the Physical Therapy Club and is a Hall Council secretary. She is also a recipient of the Phillips Electronics Scholarship.

Forgues was named a Presidential Scholar in February. The merit-based competitive scholarship is awarded to 12 of 200 to 300 students who apply each year. Sophomores who have achieved a minimum of 3.5 grade point average and have demonstrated excellence in their major and liberal arts courses and cooperative education placement.

While at Northeastern Forgues has balanced work, extracurricular activities and school and believes this has helped lead to her success.

“One of the greatest opportunities is co-op,” Forgues said, “I returned home for mine and had the most wonderful experience.” Forgues completed her first co-op assignment at New England Rehabilitation in Portland as a rehab aide.

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