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Winder-Barrow High School senior Alex Childers became the first recipient of Piedmont’s new Premier scholarship, which grants full tuition to Georgia high school valedictorians.
“This is our first scholarship program specifically designed for valedictorians,” said Cindy Peterson, dean of admissions and undergraduate enrollment management. “Along with our other programs, including the Camp-Younts, Trustees and Presidential scholarships, Piedmont each year has been able to attract more and more academically talented students. For the current freshman class, the average GPA is now 3.44. We think the Premier Scholarship is an important addition because it tells the best students in Georgia that they have a place at Piedmont.”
Childers was not only valedictorian at Winder-Barrow with a GPA of 4.0, he was the senior class STAR student, an honor given to the student with the highest SAT score. While in high school, he was a member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Beta Club and the Academic Bowl team. Plus, he accomplished all of this while playing baseball for four years.