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Fifty Georgia Students Awarded Prestigious Horatio Alger State Scholarship
The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation Provides $250,000 in Scholarships to Teens for Overcoming Adversity
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2010 – The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is pleased to announce that it has awarded scholarships to 50 deserving high school students in Georgia. Each scholar will receive $5,000 to assist in funding their college education. The students were selected for the Horatio Alger Georgia Scholarship because they persevered in overcoming adversity while also demonstrating excellence in academics, admirable character and community contributions.
“We are happy to help the deserving scholars from Georgia attend college and achieve the American dream,” said Tony Novelly, president and chief executive officer of the Horatio Alger Association. “These scholars have exemplified the Horatio Alger ideals by using their challenges in life as a motivator for success.”
The Georgia scholarships are made possible by the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation which has supported the state with scholarships through the Horatio Alger Association for two years.
The Horatio Alger State Scholarship Programs range from $2,500 to $10,500 and are sponsored by Horatio Alger members and friends. These scholarships are offered in 23 states. In 2010, the programs are awarding more than 675 state scholarships to students throughout the country.
Horatio Alger scholars are provided with numerous resources to ensure a successful college career. Each student receives:
- Financial aid guidance to assist in the selection of, and preparation for, college.
- Access to the association’s Web site, where students can create online profiles, search for fellow scholars, update their personal information, submit disbursement requests and direct questions to the association.
- Access to a toll-free information line, to speak to program coordinators for assistance with questions about their scholarships and other educational programs.
The 2010 Georgia recipients are:
- Katelyn M. Ackerman, Ridgeland High School, Flintstone
- Elijah S. Avraham, Tri-Cities High School, College Park
- Mollie Beavers, Redan High School, Decatur
- Kamalia M. Blunt, Booker T. Washington High School, Atlanta
- Samantha G. Bond, Milton High School, Alpharetta
- Jaime A. Brown, Ridgeland High School, Chickamauga
- Alecia V. Buckles, Ridgeland High School, Rossville
- Tia R. Cofield, Newton High School, Covington
- Bethany L. Crabtree, Ridgeland High School, Flintstone
- Jocellyn M. Davis, Ridgeland High School, Rossville
- LaToria B. Dixon, Frederick Douglas High School, Union City
- Shaeroya J. Earls, Booker T. Washington High School, Atlanta
- Sanoma A. Erutere, Chamblee High School, Stone Mountain
- Caitlyn F. Evans, La Fayette High School, Rock Spring
- Karon E. Franklin, Community Christian School, Ellenwood
- China M. Garza, Heritage High School, Ringgold
- Bernotta D. Gipson, Valdosta High School, Valdosta
- Christian Gonzalez, Heritage High School, Ringgold
- Steven A. Harris, Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe Hs, Fort Oglethorpe
- Amanda A. Harrison, Frederick Douglas High School, Atlanta
- Jarad J. Heimer, Gordon Lee Memorial High School, Chickamauga
- Stefan T. Helton, La Fayette High School, LaFayette
- Austin J. Igein, Douglas County High School, Douglasville
- Lindsay C. Kaiser, Salem High School, Conyers
- Sara Kang, Peachtree Ridge High School, Suwanee
- Timothy D. Kelley, Ridgeland High School, Rossville
- Raven A. Lee, La Fayette High School, LaFayette
- Tiffany M. May, Ridgeland High School, Rossville
- Victoria A. McCafferty, Norcross High School, Duluth
- Amanda F. Oliver, Ridgeland High School, Rossville
- Bianca V. Parker, Cherokee High School, Canton
- Tamra F. Perkins, Ridgeland High School, Rossville
- Kayla B. Rampley, Pepperell High School, Lindale
- Valerie C. Sawyers, Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School, Rossville
- Alix N. Scalia, La Fayette High School, Rock spring
- Alhaji V. Sesay, Clarkston High School, Clarkston
- Trandez R. Sims, Coffee High School, Douglas
- Jacob D. Smolik, Ridgeland High School, Rossville
- Veronica G. Spencer, Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School, Rossville
- Lasharria R. Taylor, Ware County High School, Waycross
- Miranda L. Taylor, Ridgeland High School, Chickamauga
- Jessie D. Thomas, Heritage Christian School, Peachtree City
- Jade N. Van Hook, Heritage High School-Ringgold, Ringgold
- Shelby A. Villines, Ridgeland High School, Rossville
- Iesha B. White, Fayette County High School, Fayetteville
- Katlin V. Wise, Stephens County High School, Toccoa
- Jerry L. Wooldridge, Ridgeland High School, Rossville
- Cynthia A. Wright, La Fayette High School, La Fayette
- Samuel W. Yi, Sandy Creek High School, Fairburn
- Jessaca S. York, South Cobb High School, Marietta
To view the complete list of Horatio Alger scholars and members, visit our Web site at https://www.horatioalger.org.
About the Horatio Alger Association:
Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans continues to fulfill its mission of honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and of encouraging young people to pursue their dreams through higher education. The Horatio Alger Association offers three annual scholarship programs: the National Scholarship Program, state scholarship programs, and graduate grants. Since 1984, the association has awarded over $70 million in college scholarships to deserving young people. The association is a Combined Federal Campaign participant; # 77062. For more information, please visit www.horatioalger.org.