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Warren County High School graduate Lesley Faye Sweeton has been awarded Middle Tennessee State University’s most prestigious scholarship, the Buchanan Fellowship.The Buchanan Fellowship program, named in honor of MTSU’s Nobel Prize winning alumnus, Dr. James M. Buchanan, and limited to 20 students each year, is the highest academic award given to an entering freshman at MTSU. Buchanan Fellows receive a number of special benefits including a full tuition waiver for up to 16 hours guaranteed for four years, special seminars, priority registration, a book allowance, priority consideration for study abroad, and much more. Sweeton is planning to pursue a degree in English with an emphasis on writing. She is the daughter of Valerie and Rocky Sweeton.In addition to earning a 31 on the ACT and maintaining a 4.0 GPA, Sweeton has also been named a valedictorian, and attended the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Humanities and Volunteer Girls State.