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Huntington student wins essay contest

A Huntington Middle School student has won the Home Depot Black History Month essay contest, sponsored by the Warner Robins store.

Home Depot is to recognize eighth-grader Arnesha Noble today at Huntington.

For her efforts, Noble won a Team Depot Project for her school. The project, which currently is being coordinated, is valued at $250 plus the cost of labor, according to a news release.

Essays by all Huntington students are on display at the store, located at 2620 Watson Blvd.

UGA student from Perry receives Foundation Fellowship

A University of Georgia student from Perry is one of three undergraduates awarded a Foundation Fellowship, the school’s most prestigious scholarship, according to a news release.

Matthew Sellers, a Ramsey Honors Scholar, is pursuing a joint bachelor’s and master’s degree in English with a minor in chemistry at UGA. He participated as a 2009 summer research fellow through the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, which is part of the honors program. He also volunteers at the AIDS Athens nonprofit organization, and hopes to pursue a career in activism post-graduation.

To be eligible, students must be in their third semester at UGA and have a minimum grade point average of 3.7. Along with other benefits, the scholarship pays tuition and fees for the students’ remaining two years at the university.

The two other Foundation Fellowship recipients are Jacob Rooney of Roswell and Victoria Akin of Macon.

— Staff reports

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