(EXTRA PHOTOS) Rotary Club Hands Out 17 Scholarships Tuesday

By GENE ESPY
Editor
The Summerville-Trion Rotary Club awarded 17 scholarships to Trion High and Chattooga High School seniors Tuesday.
“We interviewed 51 applicants this year,” program chairman Sutton Connelly said. “It was, in fact, one of the most difficult years to choose which students would get the scholarships.”
Connelly challenged the scholarship recipients to not just be satisfied with getting the scholarships, saying the pacts were not the end of their journey but rather, a new beginning.
The Rotary Club has given 537 different scholarships in 48 years.
Recipients of the scholarships were: Avery Anderson, Chattooga High School, who plans to attend the University of West Georgia and study real estate; Logan Blevins, Trion High School, who plans to attend Cumberland University and study education; Madison Christol, Chattooga High School, who plans to attend the University of Georgia and study wildlife biology; Arley Cruz, Chattooga High School, who plans to attend Kennesaw State and study biology and pre-med; Abigail Decker, Trion High School, who plans to attend Liberty University and study criminal justice; Will Duncan, Trion High School, who plans to attend Georgia Tech and study mechanical engineering; Laurie Gentry, Trion High School, who plans to attend the Honors College at Georgia College and State University and study art therapy; Caroline Heathcock, Chattooga High School, who plans to attend the University of Georgia and study chemistry; Alex Huskey, Chattooga High School, who plans to attend the University of Georgia and study political science; Travan Neal, Chattooga High School, who plans to attend the University of Georgia and study in the agricultural field; Meagan Perry, Chattooga High School, who plans to attend the University of Georgia and study public relations; Caitlin Satterfield, Chattooga High School, who plans to attend Kennesaw State University and study biology; Brett Scott, Trion High School, who plans to attend Dalton State and study logistics and supply chain management; Sydney Stallings, Trion High School, who plans to attend Mercer University and study biology and pre-med; Lorin Walraven, Trion High School, who plans to attend the University of North Georgia and study in the medical field; Jackson Walters, Trion High School, who plans to attend the University of Georgia and study education and Kaley Eright, Chattooga High School, who plans to attend Shorter University and study biology.
DONORS
Donors to the Rotary Club’s scholarship program Paul Harris Scholarships are Louise B. Gilkeson, Grover C. Jackson Jr. and Dr. Alan Johnson. Keyway Scholarship donors include Dr. Charles and Margaret M. Ellington, Archibald A. Farrar, Dr. Hugh A. Goodwin, Edythe H. McGinnis and Lydia R. Thomas. Service Above Self Scholarship donors are Business and Professional Women, Joseph E. Loggins and J. P. Smith. Annual Sustaining donors include Tillotson-Menlo Charitable Foundation Scholarships (eight); Branch Bank and Trust, honoring Daniel Lee McWhorter; United Community Bank, honoring Henry S. Watson; Dennis Winters Challenge Award and the Summerville-Trion Rotary Club.