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Class Notes: Students eligible for scholarships
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Students from area high schools have until May 1 to apply for this year’s Junior Achievement scholarship.

The award is $1,000 to one student from the following schools: Chestatee, East Hall, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Johnson, North Hall, West Hall and Lumpkin County.

Bob Swoszowski, owner of multiple McDonald’s restaurants in North Georgia, including in Hall County, furnishes the scholarships.

To be eligible, students must have participated in a Junior Achievement program during the 2013-14 school year.

Eligible programs include the following topics: business ethics, career success, job shadowing, personal finance or teaching curriculum to elementary school students.

Applicants also must have letters of recommendation, an updated resume and a current transcript.

Hall County students should send completed applications to Rhonda Samples by in-school mail. Gainesville and Lumpkin County applicants can return their packets to their counselor offices.

Application packets and more information are available to students from school guidance offices. Students can also contact the Junior Achievement office at 770-297-1222.

Brenau appoints Lammers as vice president for student services

Amanda Lammers is Brenau University’s new vice president for student services.

In this role, Lammers will oversee all activities, services and facilities for the residential students at Brenau Women’s College.

She will also supervise all student services such as, student activities, career counseling, student retention and wellness.

Lammers began her career with Brenau in 2006 as the director of student life and leadership. Before this position, she was the dean of students.

“Being offered the job ... is really a dream come true for me,” Lammers said in a news release. “I am honored to be chosen and to be a part of the esteemed group of people who lead this university. I have thoroughly enjoyed my seven years here, and I look forward to many, many more. Brenau is a special place.”

Lammers will also serve as interim vice president for enrollment services, overseeing all marketing and administrative activities.

Carly Sharec covers education issues for The Times. Share your thoughts, news tips and questions with her: