Students from across Georgia were honored Thursday, March 12 at the Sloppy Floyd building in downtown Atlanta, overlooking the State Capitol. Honorees were:
Katy Johnson and Ebony Missick, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Olivia Johnson, Andrew College
Jared Ford, Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Shelley Brooks and Samantha Nagy, Darton State College
Sabrina Ogletree, East Georgia State College
Hannah Lively, Michael Vanderberg, Gena Carter, Hillary Rowell, Hali Bohannon, and Lindsey Miles, Georgia Highlands College
Charles Fletcher, Mary Lucas, and Shane Kiral, Georgia Military College
Aemah Badri, Deepa Singh Thakuri, Armel Nsiangani, Rozhin Parvaresh, and Jeremy Borger, Georgia Perimeter College
Elizabeth Brown, Gwinnett Technical College
Kaitlin Spivey and Sylvia Smith, South Georgia State College
Kati Chacon, Andrena Mathis, Erica Leikvoll, and Katherine Roth, University of North Georgia
In addition, Aemah Badri of Georgia Perimeter College was selected as a 2015 New Century Scholar and will receive a $2,000 scholarship, and Kaitlin Spivey of South Georgia State College was chosen as the Coca Cola Silver Scholar, and received a $1,250 scholarship.
Each student was named to the All-Georgia Academic Team, sponsored by the Coca Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa, and receive a medallion and commemorative certificate. In attendance were college administrators and students from across the state. Kaleb Wilkes, an alumnus of South Georgia State College, served as keynote speaker.
To be eligible for this honor, students must be nominated by their college to the All-Georgia Academic Team. Nominees are selected based on leadership qualities, community service and outstanding academic performance. Students nominated become eligible for the All-USA Academic Team, the Coca-Cola New Century Scholars Scholarship, and the All-USA Community College Academic Team and Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team scholarships. These programs award over $300,000 in scholarships every spring.