Coweta Master Gardeners announce 2020 College Scholarship winners

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by Marci Moore, Coweta Master Gardener Extension Volunteers

For Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs), few things are as rewarding as giving back to the community.

MGEVs put in long hours to raise funds for multiple projects throughout the year including 4-H youth activities, Backyard Association meetings, the “I Can Garden” Club at the Newnan-Coweta Boys and Girls Club, the James E. McGuffey Nature Center project, “Ask the Master Gardener” community booths and the MGEV scholarship program.

Although the MGEV scholarship program is just one of many ways that volunteers give back, it is most certainly one of our favorites. Helping young people pursue their dreams makes all of  the volunteer hours and hard work worthwhile.

This year four $1,000 scholarships were awarded to deserving Coweta County high school graduates.  To qualify for a scholarship, graduating high school seniors must excel in their classes and must also major in an agriculture or horticulture degree program.

The Coweta County Master Gardener Volunteers proudly announce our 2020 scholarship recipients:

Josie Batchelor graduated from East Coweta High School and will attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where she will major in agriculture business.

Sara Ashley Estes graduated from The Heritage School and will attend Clemson University where she will major in wildlife biology.

Oran Hurst graduated from East Coweta High School and will attend the University of Georgia where he will major in forestry with a focus in parks, recreation and tourism.

Catherine (Kitty) Yeager is a graduate of Newnan High School. She will be attending Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where she will major in agricultural technology and systems management.

We are so proud of this year’s scholarship recipients and wish them much success.  These students will have the added concern of the COVID-19 virus added to their freshman challenges, so please join us in wishing them the best.

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