Jackson EMC recently awarded Gainesville High School senior Feliciano Anthony Divinagracia the 2013 A.T. Sharpton scholarship. Divinagracia was one of six recipients selected from nearly 300 applications.
Named after a former chairman of Jackson EMC’s board of directors, the scholarship program honors Sharpton’s commitment to education.
He is the son of Rene and Susan Divinagracia of Gainesville. Anthony participated in student government, Health Occupational Students of America and Youth Leadership Hall. Divinagracia will begin his college career at the University of North Georgia, with plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology and pursue a career in pharmacy.
“This year’s winners participated in many organizations, held numerous academic accomplishments and honors, and we’re very proud of each of them,” Jackson EMC president and chief executive officer Randall Pugh said.
The A.T. Sharpton Scholarship fund awarded six scholarships to Northeast Georgia students this year. Scholarships are awarded based on academic accomplishments, standardized test scores, extra-curricular activities, personal biographies and letters of recommendation.
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