Auburn Student Honored For Academic Excellence

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Bowdoin College recently honored an Auburn student for academic excellence. Photo Credit:

AUBURN, Mass. – John Butterworth of Auburn was honored for academic excellence during Bowdoin College's annual Sarah and James Bowdoin Day ceremony, which was Sept. 28.

Butterworth, a member of the Class of 2014 is majoring in biochemistry.

Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholars

Students designated Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholars are in the top 20 percent of each class for the previous academic year. In addition, those scholars who earned a GPA of 4.0 are designated Sarah and James Bowdoin Book Award winners.

About Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College is a liberal arts college in Brunswick, Maine, about 25 miles north of Portland. One of the oldest colleges in the nation, it was founded in 1794. Bowdoin enrolls approximately 1,750 students from across the country and around the world.

The designation of Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholars honors James Bowdoin III and his wife, Sarah. James Bowdoin III was the earliest patron of the college and was instrumental in its founding in 1794. Sarah Bowdoin also gave many gifts to the college, including most of the Bowdoin family portraits in the collection of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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