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McMullan honoree headed into international law

There's no debating the fact that Anjan Sahni was elated by the news he had received the 1998 Lucius Lamar McMullan Award. "I really feel honored," says Sahni, a member of Emory's Barkley Forum debate team. According to Melissa Wade, Barkley Forum director and forensics professor Sahni's competitive debate record makes him one of the best intercollegiate debaters in modern history.

The award was endowed three years ago by 1943 Emory College alumnus William L. Matheson in honor of his uncle, whom Matheson wished to memorialize by rewarding Emory College graduates with leadership potential. The award comes with a $20,000 gift for the recipient to use at his or her discretion. Graduating seniors are nominated for the prize based on citizenship, leadership, and service.

Sahni has shared his forensic abilities with others as a tutor for Emory students in writing and debating. He also helped form a debate team at Crim High School in Atlanta.

"He is an excellent teacher for one so young," says Wade. "Anjan has a mature understanding of teaching discipline, and his sense of humor serves him well with high school students and his peers."

Sahni, who will enter Yale Law School in the fall, plans to pursue international law. He intends to use his McMullan Award gift to travel.--A.O.A.

Photo by Kay Hinton

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