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Schloarship Program Awards 15 Local Students

Fifteen students from Forsyth County and nearby communities awarded $52,500 in scholarships.

The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation announced today that 15 local high school students, including seven from Forsyth County were each awarded $3,500 scholarships.

During a reception Wednesday held at Sawnee EMC the scholarship recipients were:

Forsyth County:

  • Kimberly Chambers,
  • Lyddy O’Brien,
  • Ms. Stephanie Pool, Lambert High School
  • Ms. Savannah Scheyer,
  • Martina Vis, West Forsyth High School
  • Daniel Yates, West Forsyth High School
  • Teresa Zittrauer, West Forsyth High School

Nearby Communities:

  • Taylor Boles, Creekview High School
  • Haley Hamil, Dawson County High School
  • Maggie Brogan, Alpharetta High School
  • Luke Dinges, Marist School
  • Jonathan Gill, Milton High School 
  • Jessica Huynh, Chattahoochee High School
  • Emily Jennings, Chattahoochee High School
  • Shea Neugent, Chestatee High School

"It is such a privilege for the Foundation to be able to assist these students in furthering their education," said Blake House, vice president of Member Services at Sawnee EMC in a news release. "The Foundation Youth Scholarship program is a shining example of what the Foundation and Sawnee EMC are all about; a commitment to giving back in the communities we serve."

The funding for the scholarship program is derived from unclaimed funds from , which is separate and apart from the funds that the Foundation distributes to charitable organizations. 

In the past seven years, the Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation has awarded $217,000 in scholarships to 66 exceptional high schools seniors within Sawnee EMC’s seven-county service area.

“Supporting those in need in our communities, and helping these outstanding students continue their education is a key part of meeting the Foundation’s core mission” said Jerry Burum, chairman of the Foundation’s Board. 

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