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| Thursday, June 23, 2005, 12:00 p.m.

La-Aja Wiggins

Residence: Wilkinsburg

Age: 20

Family: Mother, Yvette; sisters, Dolores, Janice and Karmel

Education: Entering her senior year at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where she is majoring in communications; graduated from Oliver High School in 2002.

Background: News editor of her student newspaper, the Clarion Call; a two-time honoree as Clarion's minority student of the year; after pursuing a master's degree in TV production, she hopes to create and host a game show in which congregations compete against one another to answer Bible trivia, with winners getting money for church projects.

Noteworthy: Has been named National Student Journalist of the Year by the Society for Collegiate Journalists. The organization has about 100 active U.S. chapters and 1,200 members. She won the journalism award for stories she did about university budget cuts.

Quote: "I'm really trying to bring back the morals and values of America, and I think I can do that through game shows."

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