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Education Notebook - August 7, 2011

Monroe class of '65 awards scholarships

ALBANY, Ga. -- The Monroe High School Class of 1965 has announced its 2011 scholarship recipient award winners for 2011. Eight Monroe graduates were awarded scholarships totaling $4,000.

The winners, and the schools they will attend, are: Alvin Butler Jr., Savannah State University; JaRon Whitaker, Georgia Southern University; Aric Cuffie, Georgia Southern; Bethany Lampley, Albany State University; Abraham Johnson, Savannah State; Kayla Marks, Rocherster Institute of Technology; Angel Jones, Albany State and Lakeshia Whitfield, Columbus State University.

STUDENTS WIN UGA AWARDS

ATHENS -- A group of University of Georgia incoming freshmen have been awarded the Presidential Leadership Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The award, funded by UGA's Athletic Association, is provided to students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership potential as well as strong academic accomplishments. The award was first offered to incoming freshmen last fall.

The award provides $3,000 per year in addition to the HOPE Scholarship to Georgia high school graduates. Out-of-state recipients can use a Regents Waiver that covers the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.

Area winners were Davidson Goldsmith, Albany, Deerfield-Windsor School, son of Dr. and Mrs. Stuart M. Goldsmith; Heather Houston, Leesburg, Deerfield-Windsor School, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce and Sandy Houston; and Brianna Watts, DeSoto, Lee County High School, daughter of Ms. Bernice C. Watts and Mr. Glenn Thomas.

STUDENTS GO TO ASU CAMP

ALBANY -- Middle school students from Southwest Georgia participated in Second Interactive Computer Programming Summer Camp. Organized by the Science Technology Engineering Program (STEP), the camp was held at Albany State University July 18-22.

Participants included Adam Bedingfield, Andrew Bloing, Zachary Bargfred, Allec Williams and Alisa Ivanina.

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

ATHENS -- A group of University of Georgia incoming freshmen has been awarded the Charter Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The Charter Scholarship, funded by the University of Georgia Foundation, is named to reflect the university's distinction as the nation's first state-chartered public university.

The award provides $1,000 per year in addition to the HOPE Scholarship to Georgia high school graduates. Out-of-state recipients are given partial non-resident tuition differential waivers with their $1,000 annual scholarships.

Area winners were Hannah Stern, Albany, Deerfield-Windsor School, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David and Vivian Stern; Brenden Cox, Pelham, Pelham High School, son of Danny and Angela Cox; Joelle Palmer, Camilla, Pelham High School, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joey Palmer; Philip Greene, Americus, Southland Academy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Greene, and Rodney Miles, Dawson, Terrell County Middle-High School, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney and Kathy Miles.