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Six from Forsyth receive Sawnee EMC scholarships
The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation recently presented several local students with $4,000 scholarships. - photo by For the FCN

CUMMING — The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation recently presented six local high school seniors each with a $4,000 scholarship.

Avery Babykin and Cheyenne Bryant of North Forsyth, Joseph Clark of Lambert, Asivarya Panakam and Callie Tobin of South Forsyth and John Rawlings of Forsyth Central were among 15 area students selected.

“The youth scholarship program is a shining example of what the foundation and Sawnee EMC are all about, which is their commitment to being a partner and supporter in the various communities we serve,” said Blake House, vice president of member services.

Funding for the program is an approved use under Georgia law for Sawnee EMC’s unclaimed patronage capital funds, which are separate from the donated funds the foundation distributes to charitable organizations.

Cumming-based Sawnee EMC has awarded $371,000 in scholarships to 106 high school seniors within the company’s seven-county service area over the past 10 years.

“Supporting those in need in our communities and helping these outstanding students continue their education,” said Jerry Burum, chairman of the foundation’s board, “is a key part of meeting the foundation’s core mission.”