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Updated May 19 @ 2:19PM

Sawnee scholarships go to 16 local seniors

Sixteen seniors from Sawnee EMC’s seven-county service area were each awarded $4,000 scholarships from the Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation.

The recipients, pictured above, and their high schools include, front row, from left, Caroline Bourneuf, South Forsyth; Caroline Duckworth, North Forsyth; Megan Grochau, Lambert; William Hensley and Sneha Iyer, both from Johns Creek; Samira Kanetkar, Chattahoochee; Dana Little, Dawson County. Back row, from left, Madison Mitchell, Lambert; Shwetha Mudalegundi, South Forsyth; Chad Newstrom, West Hall; Ashlyn Payne, Johns Creek; Claire Roop, Creekview; Yaquelin Sanchez, Forsyth Central; Jacob Sparks, South Forsyth. (Not pictured: Haley Hubbard, North Forsyth; Carrie Kaufmann, Lambert.)

In the past 11 years, the foundation has awarded $435,000 in scholarships to 122 exceptional high schools seniors within Sawnee EMC’s seven-county service area.

“Supporting those in need in our communities, and helping these outstanding students continue their education is a key part of meeting the Foundation’s core mission” said Dennis Anderson, chairman of the Foundation’s board.

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