Balbach graduates Notre Dame

Meridith Balbach of Dale, a biology major, graduated from Notre Dame University with summa cum laude honors on May 19.

At commencement ceremonies, Balbach received the Outstanding Biological Scientist Award.

Balbach has accepted a merit scholarship from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and will begin classes in July.

She is the daughter of John and Marian Balbach of rural Dale.

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