▪ Jordan Steffen, a recent graduate of Covenant Academy, attended the Youth Becoming Leaders Institute at Asbury University from June 5-16. She was one of only two Georgia students and 30 total chosen for the event.
▪ Tameka Claiborne, of Warner Robins, was presented a $2,000 scholarship from the Military Children Program. She was presented the award at Robins Air Force Base and will attend Emory and Henry College.
▪ The Jazz Association of Macon awarded the $1,000 Macon Youth Scholarship to Harleyh Merritt, a senior at West Laurens High School. Bob Barnette Memorial Music Scholarships, ranging from $200 to $1,000, went to Hunter Gales, a ninth-grader at Rutland High; Anthony Pitts, 10th-grader at Rutland High; Daylen Lameli and Tatyana Royal, eighth-graders at Weaver Middle; Jetti Tiernan, eighth-grader at Howard Middle; and Alexander Harmon, seventh-grader at Tattnall Square Academy.