The Bryan County Republican Party recently awarded $500 scholarships to seven graduating senior from across the county.
Karen Hewitt, chairman of the party’s executive committee, said the original plan was to award three scholarships, but students were “so outstanding” it was difficult to choose.
“Our goal is to honor outstanding students to help them go out into the world and make it a better place,” Hewitt said. “We think all of these young people will do that.”
The scholarship recipients are:
Bryan County High School --
• Kyle A. Etheridge – Kyle is going to University of North Florida to pursue and engineering degree. His career goal is to be an officer in the Navy.
• Jacob “Dylan” Barnes – Dylan graduated with a 3.87 GPA and will be going to Georgia Southern University. He wants to get a degree in financial management to be a stock broker or financial analyst.
Richmond Hill High School --
• Tennessee Sack – Tennessee will attend the University of Georgia, where he will major in civil engineering. He is considering a career with the family engineering business or possibly in government.
• Parker Smith – Parker will be a business major at Kennesaw State University. He wants to be an entrepreneur and own his own business.
• David Krupp – David will attend Georgia Southern University, pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. After that, he may continue on to law school or get a master’s in engineering. Attending Georgia Southern University.
• Everett Wayman – Everett will attend the University of Georgia, where he will major in computer science. He would like a career as a data scientist.
• Isabella Martinez – Isabella will attend Mercer University with plans to work in politics and law.
In other academic news....
Columbus State University recently released their spring 2020 president’s list, and local students made the list: Jinoo Kim, music education major; and Peter Sullivan, music performance major, both of Richmond Hill.
The president’s list represents the pinnacle of academic achievement at CSU, recognizing students who have achieved a semester grade point average of at least 3.80 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) in at least 12 semester credit hours.