Education briefs: 2 Houston students receive scholarships from Robins Federal

May 14, 2014 

2 Houston students receive scholarships from Robins Federal

Robins Federal Credit Union has awarded scholarships to two Houston County students.

Winners of the Most Excellent Senior Team Scholarship were Joshua Holden, of Veterans High School, and Sholeh Rezaee, of Houston County High School. Altogether, five midstate students out of nearly 100 applicants received a scholarship, according to a news release.

Other winners were Tiffani Hinson, of Telfair County High School; Jamesa Moreman, of Northeast High School in Macon; and Tara Smith, of Hawkinsville High School.

Scholarship recipients were chosen based on their grade point average, SAT score, extracurricular and community activities, a written essay and financial need, the release states. The scholarship is valued at $4,000 -- or $1,000 per academic year.

“An outstanding group of young people applied for this year’s MEST Scholarship, and it was difficult to select just five winners,” John Rhea, president and CEO of Robins Federal Credit Union, said in the release. “We are proud of the winners’ achievements and look forward to watching them do great things in the future.”

Houston attorneys award scholarships

The Houston County Bar Association awarded scholarships to graduating high school seniors at its annual Law Day celebration April 29 in Houston County Superior Court.

Each student received a $500 scholarship, funded by donations from members of the Houston County Bar Association, according to a news release.

Scholarship recipients were: Emily M. Deyton, Veterans High School; Carly Sue Moore, Houston County High School; Jacob A. Turner, Perry High School; Emily G. Coats, Central Fellowship Christian Academy; Olivia N. Ellgass, Warner Robins High School; and Nicole E. Knyfd, The Westfield School.

Law Day also included an attorney’s oath renewal ceremony led by Superior Court Judge George Nunn and a proclamation from the Houston County Commission.

-- Staff reports

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