The Peyton Anderson Foundation celebrates today its second annual “Peyton Anderson Scholars” by awarding 17 scholarships to help Bibb County school system seniors pay for college.
“These scholarships will serve as an incentive for students to stay in school and will provide economic development stimulus for the area,” said Juanita Jordan, president of the Peyton Anderson Foundation. Anderson left his money to Macon to ensure his community would prosper, according to a news release.
“Investing in promising young people is a great way to make sure that our community’s future is bright,” Jordan said.
A luncheon is scheduled for noon today in the University Center on the Mercer University campus.
Guest speakers include Jim Wooten, Macon native and retired Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaperman; Kris Hattaway, NewTown Macon’s director of place; and Kasey Darley, 2009 Peyton Anderson Scholar and valedictorian at Westside High School.
The 2010 Peyton Anderson Scholars are: Deborah Awoyeye, Jennifer Bilow, Mary Welch, Rutland High School; Emmanuel Carter, Zachary Ennis, Jordan Holloway, Amara Sumowski, Central High School; Shakira Curry, Jasmine King, Shavisia Parham, Northeast High School; Ashley Garrett, Courtney Hall, Howard High School; Sarah Grimsley, Vidhi Patel, Perri Rozier, Westside High School; Archie Walker, Southwest High School and Johnathan Jackson, Hutchings Career Center.