Education

Local students win National Beta Club, military scholarships

Harleyh Merritt, center, received the $1,000 Macon Youth Scholarship from the Jazz Association of Macon. Here, she is pictured with Tom Woodbery, left, Jazz Association president; Chet Burchfield, of the Jazz Association; West Laurens High School Director of Bands Michael Dukes; and West Laurens Assistant Band Director Richard Horne.
Harleyh Merritt, center, received the $1,000 Macon Youth Scholarship from the Jazz Association of Macon. Here, she is pictured with Tom Woodbery, left, Jazz Association president; Chet Burchfield, of the Jazz Association; West Laurens High School Director of Bands Michael Dukes; and West Laurens Assistant Band Director Richard Horne.

▪  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.

▪  Nicholas Jenkins, a Veterans High School senior, received a $1,000 cash award as one of 289 National Beta Scholars for 2017.

▪  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.

Andrea Honaker: 478-744-4382, @TelegraphAndrea

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