2018 Scholarship Winners Recognized at STC Banquet
January 24, 2018 – Thirty-three Southeastern Technical College (STC) students were recognized as STC Foundation scholarship recipients at a scholarship banquet on Jan. 18 in Vidalia.
The scholarships, funded in part by the success of the foundation's Raising Interest and Donations for Education (RIDE) in 2017, were officially awarded for Fall semester 2017 and the Spring semester of 2018. The event allowed the students an opportunity to meet foundation donors and trustees as well as community leaders.
"Congratulations to all the scholarship winners. It is a critical amount of money for our students, and to our donors, thank you so much for that," Larry Calhoun, President of STC, said. "We are very hopeful that there are even more scholarships available going forward."
The President's Scholarship went to Lori Harrelson of Helena, and the Calhoun Scholarship went to Alexandria Daniels of Mt. Vernon. Amy Griffin of Surrency was awarded the Grace Smith Scholarship and Jessie Ford of Ailey was awarded the Scott Meehan Scholarship. Jeona Washington of Swainsboro took home the Anders Scholarship.
The Non-Traditional Scholarship went to Simmie Driggers of Lyons and the Strange Scholarship went to Triston Ricks of Vidalia. The Peterson Scholarship was awarded to Samantha Gay of Soperton. The Rotary Scholarship went to Noelia Santana of Reidsville. The East Georgia Healthcare Scholarship was awarded to Janeth Terry of Swainsboro.
General scholarships went to Kristin Crawford of Lyons, Abigail Lynn of Vidalia, Kendall Peebles of Wadley, Amber Plante of Mt. Vernon, and Allison Williams of Claxton. The Swainsboro Campus Scholarship was given to Melissa Williams of Lyons and the Vidalia Campus Scholarship was given to Lindsey Spivey of West Green.
Medical scholarships went to Georgia Butler of Swainsboro, Katelin Collier of Uvalda, Melayna Denmark of Vidalia, Ashley Dixon of Metter, Tiffany Gamble of Keysville, Yachi Garrett of Swainsboro, Tamera JaDoria of Stillmore, Kelley Moore of Vidalia, Daniel Sayles of Reidsville, and Jeremy Wilson of Lyons.
Certificate scholarships were given to Cali Cook of Bulloch, Michela Peek of Lyons, Rodrigo Carmona of Cobbtown, Sarah Trenerry of Jesup. The Fish and Wildlife Scholarship went to Charlie Horton of Vidalia and Jacob Mason of Swainsboro.
Scholarship recipients were able to sit and dine with the donors who were closely tied with their respective scholarships. The TCSG State Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner of 2017, Skylar Huggett, spoke at the banquet and emphasized how important it is for people to find their passion and to never give up on their goals in school and in life.
"Words can't really describe what these donations mean to students. Your commitment to education does not go unnoticed." Huggett said.
For more information on scholarships and the STC Foundation, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.
Foundation Scholarship Recipients, front row, left to right: Lindsey Spivey, Brooke Harrelson, Yachi Garrett, Sarah Trenerry
Back row, left to right: Triston Ricks, Kristin Crawford, Noelia Santana, Abigail Lynn, Katelin Collier, Simmie Driggers