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50 Ga. students earn Horatio Alger Scholarship
50 Ga. students earn Horatio Alger Scholarship

ATLANTA -- Fifty recent high school graduates have received this year's Horatio Alger Georgia Scholarship.

The $5,000 award is given annually to students who overcome personal obstacles to demonstrate academic strength, dedication to community service and outstanding personal character.

"It is a privilege to play a part in these young people's college education," Horatio Alger Association president and CEO Tony Novelly said in a statement. "They have already shown perseverence and courage in the face of adversity, and with opportunities made available through higher education and our free-enterprise system, there is no limit to the things they may achieve."

The Horatio Alger Association have provided nearly $2 million in scholarships to Georgia high school seniors since 1987.

This year's scholarship recipients from Georgia include:

* Megan L. Bauer
Ridgeland HS, Rossville

* Keith A. Berry
Hebron Christian Academy, Dacula

* Daniel W. Blankenship
Ridgeland HS

* Hannah E. Boyd
Effingham County HS, Springfield

* Steven B. Carswell
Tattnall County HS, Reidsville

* Kasey L. Cobb
Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe HS, Fort Oglethorpe

* Devin M. Conway
Camden County HS, Kingsland

* Adrianne L. Couch
LaFayette HS

* Whitney M. Derryberry
Ridgeland HS

* Kassie N. Duke
Ridgeland HS

* Rita O. Ebhaleme
South Gwinnett HS, Snellville

* Niesha A. Evans
Brunswick HS

* Jason M. Garcia
Ridgeland HS

* Tyler R. Garmany
Ridgeland HS

* Samantha L. Gentry
Ridgeland HS

* Chanell R. Goodson
Therrell School of Health Sciences and Research, Atlanta

* Katie L. Goolsby
Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe HS

* Beth A. Hanawalt
Sprayberry HS, Marietta

* Halimo Y. Hassen
South Cobb HS, Austell

* Caitlin R. Haynes
LaFayette HS

* Jonathan C. Helton
LaFayette HS

* Constance E. Hester
Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe HS

* Austin C. Horne
LaFayette HS

* Kayleigh D. Hunter
Tattnall County HS

* Carmel I. Ibeawuchi
Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, Lawrenceville

* Taylor Josey
New Manchester HS, Douglasville

* Tyler Kellett
LaFayette HS

* Taylor M. Lindsey
Ridgeland HS

* Alex O. Longoria
Gainesville HS

* Nnennia C. Mazagwu
South Cobb HS

* Moon A. McCroskey
Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe HS

* Emily D. Murrell
LaFayette HS

* Madison P. Ohlman
Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe HS

* Hee Soo Park
Douglas County HS, Douglasville

* Persephany L. Peterson
North Forsyth HS, Cumming

* Jessica H. Pickard
Ridgeland HS

* Daniel G. Pieve
Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe HS

* Seth H. Reeves
Evans HS

* Tianna L. Richardson
Centennial HS, Roswell

* Wendy J. Rodriguez
Eastside HS, Covington

* Leila R. Schatz
Elbert County Comprehensive HS, Elberton

* Rachel E. Scott
Ridgeland HS

* Cameron L. Tate
LaFayette HS

* Kenya T. Thrasher
Luella HS, Locust Grove

* Han T. Tran
New Hampstead HS, Savannah

* Rafe E. Uscanga
Dalton HS

* Zeshan S. Velani
Fayette County HS, Fayetteville

* Cara S. Walker
Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe HS

* Samantha H. Woody
Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe HS

* Molly M. Young
Armuchee HS, Rome