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The following local students were recently recognized as the Grady Young Foundation’s "Rising S.T.A.R.S."
during the GYF Scholarship Gala on March 17 at the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville as part of the GYF Ninth annual Memorial Scholarship Weekend.
Braselton: Damian Grayson, high school division.
Flowery Branch: Matt Hollis, high school division; Randon Young, post-secondary division.
Gainesville: Santiago Arabelaez, Tiya Cantrell, Lanaya Goss, Kayla Jackson, Eli Ligon, Caterine Peets, Victor Perez, and Irene Qug for elementary school division.
Gainesville: Khyri Ali, Kai Allen, Joshua Banks, Lilla Bleu Bell, Rentavious Buffington, Christopher Boyd, Tyrese Hendrix, Noah Johnson, Grace Keith, Jasmine Martin, Olandria Mayweather, Kayla Montague, Faith Moss, Micah Moss, Jaquayvious Robinson for middle school division.
Gainesville: Charles Bryant, Abigail Cooley, J.C. Hampton, Alexis Hawks, Isaac Hopkins, Jasmine Jenkins, Kelly Patrick, Crystal Lipscomb, Elie Nwefo, Maykeena Rushton, Cody Stephens, Thuy Han Tran, Anna Walker, Rebecca Webster, Kole Wheeler and Laura Zuniga for high school division.
Gainesville: Chatela Young, post-secondary division.
Jefferson: Giacanni Lovett, elementary school division.
Local high school seniors Latanya Atwell-Cooney from Buford, Ginelle Baker from Hoschton and Nicholas Hilliard from Gainesville were recently selected to attend Georgia Southern University’s Scholars’ Day in Statesboro.
To receive an invitation, students must score a minimum of 1200 on the SAT, or 27 on the ACT, with a strong academic average in high school courses.