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Horatio Alger Association honors Vandersloot

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho businessman Frank Vandersloot has won an award previously given to former President Ronald Reagan, former hockey star Wayne Gretzky and country music icon Johnny Cash. The Post Register reports that Vandersloot is one of 12 to receive a Horatio Alger Award. Furthermore, the Melaleuca chief executive officer is just the fourth Idahoan ever selected for the award. The Horation Alger Association gives the award to successful individuals who come from humble backgrounds and later used their success to do good, particularly with higher education. The association gives scholarships to students with impoverished backgrounds. Vandersloot grew up on a farm in northern Idaho. He worked to put himself through college at Brigham Young University and now heads a business with a reported $1.2 billion in annual revenue.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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