Beaulieu Makes Good on Prize to Student
Dalton, GA, Jan. 10, 2014 -- When Sergio Triana was a third-grader, he was recognized in the Beaulieu Excellence in Education Program for reading more books than anyone in his grade in Whitfield County or Dalton Public Schools in Georgia.
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But because he was not yet a U.S. citizen with a Social Security number, he could not collect his prize: a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond.
Beaulieu officials promised he would receive his award as soon as he became a citizen.
Twelve years later, at a ceremony at Beaulieu America headquarters, Del Land, COO of Beaulieu, presented Triana, now a U.S. citizen, with a check for $1,000.
Triana is a student at Dalton State College with the goal of becoming a doctor.