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    Congrats Noah!

    Quadriplegic Man Gets Prestigious Scholarship

    EUGENE, Ore. - A random traffic accident in 2002 crushed the cab of Noah Smith's pickup, shattered one of his vertebra and left the then University of Oregon junior a quadriplegic.

    Almost five years later, Smith is a recipient of one of the nation's most generous and prestigious scholarships.

    The 26-year-old from Hood River was recently named one of 34 students to receive a 2007 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship.

    The award will fund entirely Smith's studies at the Boalt School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He starts classes this fall.

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    Right and on .... congrats Smith family ...

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    Congrats! What a fantastic opportunity.
    Berkeley isn't that far from home either. Welcome to California.
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    WOW Berkeley!

    Congratulations NOAH!

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    Super! Congratulations!!

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    Great news!!!! Your hard work is paying off bigtime!!!
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    Congrats great job
    Be always determined in Life and Love

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    Excellent! Quite an accomplishment!
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    Awesome Noah! I'm sure you're able to breathe easier without that worry!

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