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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 11:04 am

Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce that Daniel Taché, a resident of Dunwoody, is a recipient of a 2012 ADHD Scholarship.

Fifty individuals diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) going on to higher education were selected from 1,437 applicants across the United States.  A graduate of the Weber School who will be attending the University of South Carolina, Taché was selected on the basis of his community service, volunteer and extracurricular activities, and response to a personal essay explaining how ADHD has impacted his life. The essay explained the challenges that the applicant has faced and how he is managing his ADHD.

The scholarship includes a $2,000 monetary award and a prepaid year of ADHD coaching services. The Edge Foundation provides the ADHD coaching services. The ADHD coaching services are intended to assist the recipients with their pursuit of higher education. For more information on the program, please see ShireADHDScholarship.com.

“We received thousands of applications from inspiring individuals with ADHD who are pursuing higher education,” said Michael Yasick, senior vice president of Shire’s ADHD business. “Taché exemplifies the values that Shire associates with the ADHD Scholarship Program—passion, determination and positive attitudes. We’re proud to recognize and provide him with both tuition assistance and ADHD coaching services to help him continue his educational pursuits.”

The Edge Foundation is a Seattle-based non-profit organization that offers support for students with ADHD. The Edge Foundation’s primary mission is to provide access to qualified, professional coaches for students with ADHD as part of their multi-modal treatment program.


Sophia Academy’s inaugural high school will open August 20.  This school will provide a college prep program, online class blend to allow for more variety of classes and expertise, and sports and drama opportunities. The school has 13 years of experience with small class sizes and multi-sensory instruction.


Two Dunwoody teens took first place at the University of Georgia Accounting Residency Program for creating the best plan for pulling a mock company out of a $20 million debt and putting them back on track without cutting jobs.

Danielle Jones of Dunwoody High School and David Kiger of Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H., were selected to attend this program from a large group of applicants. Held at the Terry College of Business on the University of Georgia campus, the Accounting Residency Program is designed to provide an introduction and overview of the many career opportunities in the accounting profession.

The participants earned scholarships to the program thanks to a generous sponsorship from Deloitte.

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