Georgia United Credit Union is excited to announce the winners of their 2016 scholarship programs. A total of $13,000 was awarded and disbursed to fourteen high school seniors through the Vernon E. Carne Scholarship program and the Archbishop John F. Donoghue Catholic Scholarship program. Thanks to all the high school seniors who entered this year’s competition as there were an impressive number of excellent entries!
This is the 22nd year that Georgia United has given the Vernon E. Carne Scholarship and the 9th year for the John F. Donoghue Catholic Scholarship. A total of approximately $168,000 has been awarded to high school seniors during the tenure of both programs. Recipients are chosen based on an essay competition with consideration given to academic accomplishments, leadership and participation in both school and community activities. The top winners for 2016 were Steve Elliott Johnson and Sydney Marie Aaron, respectively.
Sydney Marie Aaron, Milton – First Place John F. Donoghue Scholarship Winner
Sydney was this year’s first place winner of the Archbishop John F. Donoghue Catholic Scholarship and recipient of $1,500. Already accepted at the University of Georgia, Sydney has a 3.94 GPA and is a National Honor Society and National English Honor Society member; She is a member of the BT lacrosse team and is a BT cCheerleader; a Habitat for Humanity volunteer; recording secretary & historian for NCL; and recipient of the Bronze Spanish Award. An active member of St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, she serves others through the National Charity League, Focus Camp, and Jesse’s House. She is the daughter of Valerie and Robert Aaron of Milton, GA.
(photo: Monsignor Stephen Churchwell, Sydney Aaron, and BT principal, Frank Moore)