A Letter From the Publisher: Apr. 13, 1987

I discovered one of the more pleasant aspects of my job last week when I met with a select group of young men and women on the 48th floor of our New York City headquarters for the second annual presentation of TIME's College Achievement Awards. They were 18 of the 20 winners of $2,500 scholarships and more than half of the 80 finalists, who each received $250, in an intense competition to select this year's outstanding U.S. college juniors. After joining me in congratulating them, TIME Managing Editor Jason McManus warned them of the challenges ahead. "Competent or not, ready or...

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