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Three local students honored at Young Harris College event
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Kendra Lynne Cowart was presented with the Outstanding Paper in an Upper Division English Course Award and was recognized for being selected for Who’s Who in American Universities & Colleges.

YOUNG HARRIS — Young Harris College is pleased to announce Kendra Lynne Cowart of Murrayville, Mason David Mitcham of Bremen and John Howard Ross of Gainesville received awards April 21 at the 2013 honors ceremony at Susan B. Harris Chapel on the YHC campus.

Cowart was presented with the Outstanding Paper in an Upper Division English Course Award and was recognized for being selected for Who’s Who in American Universities & Colleges. The Outstanding Paper in an Upper Division English Course Award, established by the YHC English faculty members, is given to the student who has written an exemplary essay for an upper-division English course. Recipients are selected by the English Department faculty.

Students selected for Who’s Who in American Universities & Colleges must meet the following qualifications at the end of the fall semester: students must have earned a minimum of 90-plus hours, have a minimum academic average of 3.5, never have been on conduct probation and must show evidence of good citizenship, participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities and general promise of future usefulness to society.

Cowart, a senior English major, is a graduate of Lumpkin County High School. She is the daughter of Jerry and Martha Cowart of Murrayville.

Mitcham was presented with the John Kay Award for Excellence in Comparative Religious Studies. The award is given to a student displaying an aptitude for fluency and empathetic understanding in the academic study of multiple religions.

Mitcham, a junior English and religious studies major, is a graduate of Carrollton High School. He is the son of David and Melissa Mitcham of Bremen.

Ross was presented with the Spat Club Award, which recognizes a male student who meets the values of the organization but is not a member of the organization. The Spat Club is an honorary men’s service organization founded in 1941. Membership is by invitation and based on scholarship, leadership, character and service.

Ross, a sophomore business and public policy major at Young Harris College, is a graduate of North Hall High School. He is the son of Robert and Beverly Ross of Gainesville.

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