September 4, 2000
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars inducts Julie Beard of Duvall
Julie Beard of Duvall has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and will be honored during a campus ceremony this fall at the University of Washington.
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is a highly selective, national, non-profit honors organization. Founded in 1994, NSCS recognizes first and second year undergraduate students who excel academically.
The Society was established on the principle that with scholarship comes a responsibility to develop leadership and a duty to perform service.
"NSCS provides the opportunity for students such as Julie to be recognized for their outstanding academic accomplishments early in their college experience," said Steve Loflin, NSCS Executive Director. "Julie will also have the opportunity to join other high achieving college students in developing leadership skills and a sense of civic responsibility."
Julie has completed her sophomore year at the University of Washington. During her elementary and middle school days, she was deeply involved in the Riverview School District Program for the Academically Talented. She was a 4.0 student throughout this time.
Julie competed for and won a scholarship to the prestigious Annie Wright School in Tacoma in 1996. She completed her junior year of high school there. During her high school graduation at Cedarcrest (class of '98) she received the United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award and the Certificate of Merit from the Society of Women Engineers.
Julie has made the Dean's List each of her last four quarters at the University of Washington. She is majoring in psychology. She intends to complete her bachelor of science degree and go on to obtain a master's, as well. Her current plans include a career in law enforcement where she hopes to become a criminal profiler.
Julie has served as a Natural Helper and as a Peer Counselor in several substance abuse programs.
This summer, she is conducting research into homicide cases for Dr. Joseph Weis and Dr. Robert Keppel of the University of Washington. Julie also works full time during the summer to help pay for her education.