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Congratulations to this year’s winners of Georgia United Credit Union’s annual scholarship competition!  Three of the 11 winning high-school seniors are children of Georgia state employees.  Each received a $500 scholarship for college tuition and expenses.

From left, Georgia United‘s Amy Jones presents a check to Shanelle Bogle, with Hiram Principal Jason Freeman.

Shanelle Bogle, Hiram High School

Daughter of Sharon Cyrus, Dept. of Transportation

Already accepted at Georgia Southern University, Shanelle plans to pursue a degree in communications. An honors student, she is active in the Beta Club, Key Club, Spanish Honor Society, DECA (vice president), Diversity Club (president) and her church youth group. Shanelle was also nominated for the Governor’s Honors Program.

From left, Georgia United’s Kim Wall presents a check to Kristyn Cherry, with Woodland Principal Bret Cook.

Kristyn Danielle Cherry, Woodland High School

Daughter of Monica Cherry, Georgia Student Finance Commission

Kristyn, an AP Scholar with a 4.0 GPA, will attend the University of Georgia. She is president of the Student Government Association, a Beta Club member, a member of the National Spanish and Science Honor Societies, a Varsity Competition Cheerleader, a UGA Certificate of Merit Recipient and a winner of the Wendy’s Heisman School Award.

Georgia United’s Colette Leal presents a check to Erica Seifried, with Chamblee Charter High School Counselor Teia Grayned and Principal Dr. Rochelle Lowery.

Erica Seifried, Chamblee Charter High School

Daughter of Ida Yuan-Seifried, Georgia Student Finance Commission

Erica has been accepted at Georgia Tech. She is an AP Scholar with Distinction, a member of the National Honor Society and speaks three languages.  Erica is captain of the Chamblee High School Varsity Swim Team and active with Dynamo Swim Club.

Georgia United Credit Union’s Vernon E. Carne Scholarship program was featured on the Team Georgia website earlier this year.  Selection is based on academic accomplishments, leadership and participation in both school and community activities, and a short essay.


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