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Sawnee Foundation awards $100K in scholarships to students, including 11 from Forsyth
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The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation has awarded 20 local high school seniors each with a $5,000 scholarship as part of its mission to support education in the areas served by Sawnee EMC.

“The Youth Scholarship Program is a shining example of what the Foundation and Sawnee EMC are all about; which is the commitment to be a partner and supporter in the various communities the Cooperative serves,” said Blake House, vice president of Sawnee EMC’s Member Services.

Sawnee EMC Foundation scholarship recipients for 2021 are:

• Logan Carras, Sequoyah High School

• Jasmine Song, Lambert High School

• Annsley Anglin, Dawson County High School

• Christopher Kelly, West Forsyth High School

• Emily Baldwin, Creekview High School

• Kevin Maranto, West Forsyth High School

• Colby Louise Hetzel, West Forsyth High School

• Valerie Ponomarev, Chattahoochee High School

• Grace Lim, Denmark High School

• Lauren Stephens, North Forsyth High School

• Jeremy Brown, Creekview High School

• Alana Murray, Alliance Academy

• Vibha Mohan, South Forsyth High School

• Kathleen Daly, Lambert High School

• Elizabeth Keys, Dawson County High School

• Tharini Kavitha, South Forsyth High School

• Kylissa Katalinich, Chattahoochee High School

• Katie Krznarich, Cambridge High School

• Caleb Roberson, Dawson County High School

• Quinn Benson, Forsyth Central High School

In the past 15 years, the Foundation has awarded a total of $952,500 in scholarships to 232 exceptional high schools seniors within Sawnee EMC’s seven-county service area.

“Supporting those in need in our communities, and helping these outstanding students continue their education is a key part of meeting the Foundation’s core mission,” said Deborah Pelfrey, chairman of the Foundation’s Board.

Questions about the program or the Sawnee Foundation can be found online at or directed to Cindy Badgett, director of external affairs for Sawnee EMC at 678-455-1399 or by email at